STUDENT CHAPTER PROGRAMS
SAMPE is investing its educational funds in SAMPE Student Members and Student Chapters. Our programs are described below. Click on the titles of each program below to see the details and download the applications. Contact Nicholas Gianaris, North America Vice President, if you have any general questions.
Benefits for SAMPE Student Members
Attn: North America (NA) Faculty Advisors
SAMPE Student Bridge Contest - The SAMPE Bridge Contest allows students to design, build, and test a miniature structural bridge using various composite materials in accordance with a set of well defined rules, and then compete with other students in a testing event held at the SAMPE Tech conference each spring. Monetary prizes are awarded to the student chapter of the winners of each of several divisions of the competition. Last year 57 bridges were submitted from 15 colleges and universities in 7 categories. Awards were submitted for each category, as well as for the posters submitted.
SAMPE Student Chapter Funding Awards - This program is a competitive program whereby SAMPE Student Chapters compete for money to support technical projects such as Sun Rayce, human powered vehicles, miniature structural bridges (including those built for the SAMPE Bridge Contest), Mini-Baja cars, senior projects, support of community science projects, etc.
SAMPE Student Research Symposium - This is a competitive program that sponsors selected SAMPE student members to present the results of their technical research at the SAMPE North America Conference and Exhibition each year. There are categories for Senior undergraduates, as well as Masters and PhD candidates. The best papers presented in each student category are awarded cash prizes, while winners in the PhD category are further sponsored to present their papers at SAMPE conferences in Europe and Japan. At SAMPE 2013 (Long Beach, California) 15 students participated and won monetary awards. Two students in the PhD Category won a trip to the SAMPE Europe conference in Paris and the SAMPE Japan conference in Tokyo (air travel and hotel expenses paid) to present their research paper.
SAMPE Student Leader Experience Award - The SAMPE Student Leader Experience Award sends student leaders to a North America SAMPE Conference and Exhibition to network with peers and industry professionals and increase their understanding of the materials and processes community. In 2013, ten SAMPE student members were sponsored by SAMPE, through this award, to attend SAMPE 2013 in Long Beach, California. Our next conference and exhibition, SAMPE Tech 2014, will be held in Seattle, Washington.
Free Membership for Recent Graduates - SAMPE celebrates the success of new student member graduates by offering them one year of professional membership at no charge upon their graduation.
SAMPE K-12 Program SAMPE sponsors several programs to educate both teachers and groups of students in elementary school and high school in the basic concepts of materials and process engineering to spark their interests in the subject. The programs are administered by the SAMPE Foundation. Contact person for this award: Vince Bailey
SAMPE Tech Student Poster Contest - SAMPE Tech 2013 in Wichita, Kansas is hosting SAMPEs second annual student poster competition. Undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral students are invited to apply to present their research at the conference. Click here to apply.
THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS HAVE SAMPE STUDENT CHAPTERS ON CAMPUS THAT ARE CURRENTLY INACTIVE, BUT COULD EASILY BE ACTIVATED:
Click here for all SAMPE Student Chapter contacts.
If you see your school listed, click the above "here" and received insufficient info about the chapter you would still like to have a chance at SAMPE's fine Educational Programs, contact Patricia Padelford. If you don't see your school listed, and would like to participate in these fine programs by starting a SAMPE student chapter at your school, also contact Patricia Padelford. Those of you that are high school students, remember SAMPE - the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering early in your freshman year. Also remember that no engineer or scientist can exist without materials and processes. By the way, starting an engineering society or being an officer of the same enhances your resume. Company managers are always looking for the self-starter. An active engineering society member is just that!
If you wish to correspond with Patricia Padelford, make sure you include your school's name, the year you hope to graduate, and the degree that you are seeking.