Alpha Sigma Mu
Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Admitted to ACHS: 1965
Founded at the Michigan Technological University, January, 1932
No of Active Chapters: 34
Total Membership: 8000
Annual/current Membership: 150
PURPOSE: To honor those students of metallurgy, metallurgical engineering and materials engineering who attain high rank in scholarship and who possess to a high degree the qualities of exemplary integrity, leadership and initiative.
ELIGIBILITY: There are three classes of membership: Distinguished Life Members, Regular, and Honorary. Distinguished Life Members shall have achieved and maintained, throughout a long career, a distinguished international standing in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science, or materials engineering professions, through academic, research, or industrial activity. An Honorary Member shall have achieved exceptionally high standing in the metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science, or materials engineering professions through academic, research, or industrial activity. A Regular Member shall be either an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student possessing the qualities of integrity, leadership, and initiative, at a recognized college or university in a pertinent curriculum, or a practicing scientist or engineer who has attained high stature in the field of metallurgical or materials engineering, through outstanding scholarly activity, research, or service to the profession. An undergraduate student shall be of junior or senior status, shall have completed at least nine credit hours or the equivalent, and shall have attended the approved college or university for at least two full quarters or one semester. An undergraduate student shall be in the cumulative upper one-third scholastically of all students working toward a degree in the curriculum. A graduate student shall have completed at least nine semester hours or equivalent at the graduate level and meet the above qualities. A practicing scientist shall be well-known and respected for contributions to metallurgy and/or materials.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: Alpha Sigma Mu Lecture given at the Annual Meeting of the Society.
OFFICIAL CONTACT: Prof. Walter Milligan, Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931
Tel: (906) 487-2015 Fax: (906) 487-2934