Students & Faculty

Membership and Chapters

University students can join AIST by becoming a member of Material Advantage.  Material Advantage is a joint program that provides students with a single, low-cost membership ($30) to four professional organizations serving the materials science and engineering community. Depending on your country of residence, you may qualify for a discount on the membership fee. Visit for details.
In addition to the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), the other organizing partners are:

The American Ceramic Society
ASM International
TMS – The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

AIST, along with our Material Advantage partners, has gathered resources to help students find financial assistance. More than US$800,000 in scholarships and grants is available through Material Advantage.

The price is US$30 but students in regions of the world with certain economic trends, as defined by The World Bank, have been reduced to US$15 per year.

Student Member Benefits

Find out more information about AIST scholarships and internships, discounts, contests and funding.

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Student Chapters

Nearly 100 top materials science and engineering schools throughout the world have Material Advantage Chapters.

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Recent Graduates

Apply for a free year of membership after your graduation.

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Young Professionals

Get a free year of AIST membership sponsored by the AIST Foundation.

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