Materials Bowl

Material Advantage chapters are invited to participate in the TMS Materials Bowl, held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Chapters select a team of two-to-four chapter members to represent their school in a materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition. The team may consist of undergraduate and graduate students, but each team can have no more than two graduate students. Teams compete in elimination rounds, a semi-final match, and championship game for cash prizes.


Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning chapter receives $500.  The second place team receives $500 for the chapter.

Winning Team Receives:

Second Place Team Receives:


How to Apply

To participate, a team must have its student chapter chairperson or faculty adviser complete and submit the official Materials Bowl application. You must apply no later than December 15 of the year prior to the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition at which your chapter plans to compete. 

Previous Winners

Each year, a new team name is added to the Materials Bowl trophy. Check out past years' winners:

2020 – Colorado School of Mines
2019 – Colorado School of Mines
2018 – Colorado School of Mines
2017 – University of North Texas (Denton) 
2016 – University of Utah
2015 – Colorado School of Mines
2014 – University of Florida
2013 – Colorado School of Mines
2012 – Colorado School of Mines
2011 – University of Utah
2010 – Colorado School of Mines
2009 – Colorado School of Mines
2008 – University of Tennessee
2007 – Florida International University

Contact Us

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