Student Organizations

Alpha Sigma Mu

Alpha Sigma Mu International Professional Honor Society is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing excellence in the materials engineering field. Members consist of students, alumni, and other professionals who have demonstrated exceptional academic and professional accomplishments. Student members are selected on the basis of scholastic standing, character and leadership. Through Chapter involvement, students develop lifelong skills that prepare them for leadership positions in industry and academia.


Materials United

Materials United (MU) is a student-led organization representing both the Material Advantage and American Foundry Society (AFS) student chapters at Michigan Tech. Material Advantage is the student professional society representing of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International (ASM), and The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).


Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration

Established to promote among its members continued professional growth in the areas of mining, metallurgy, geology, and exploration, and to encourage professional responsibility which includes ethical, social, economic, and safety considerations.

We try to further mining education at Michigan Tech for interested students.  Specifically, we promote the mining and materials processing related classes, visit mining operations (past and present), and attend the National SME meeting.