The Materials Research Society (MRS) brings together students, faculty, and professionals who focus on materials-related work to further the exchange of knowledge and promote professional development. MRS host events to further members’ technical development within the materials fields and additionally foster a sense of community among members through social events and monthly meetings. MRS is heavily involved in outreach events to disseminate knowledge of materials science with the greater community.
Women in 3D Printing
The Penn State Chapter of Women in 3D Printing is part of an international community of over 10,000 members, both women and men, who gather globally through in-person and virtual events. Women in 3D Printing started in 2014, from its founder’s desire to share the stories of the women shaping the additive manufacturing space. Before embracing careers in 3D Printing, most of members had, and some still have, passions, hobbies, and jobs in other fields. By the nature of additive manufacturing itself, because it is a manufacturing tool, it is meant to be used cross-industries. This is why the organization believes this industry should be enriched by the diverse backgrounds that compose its workforce. Women in 3D Printing centers around the idea that we should embrace those diverse backgrounds because they are what makes this industry so rich and interesting.
COLLEGE OF EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT COUNCIL
The Graduate Student Council consists of representatives from the five departments within of the EMS. The Graduate Student Council's purpose is to advocate in the best interests of the graduate student body as a whole and to facilitate the implementation of policies deemed beneficial to the graduate student population. Further, the council will foster collaboration of ideas and policies between the various departments within EMS. The Council is dedicated to making improvements as voiced by the graduate students of EMS.
PENN STATE GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) is a University-level organization that aims to represent and support the interests of the University’s current and future graduate and professional student community. GPSA provides a unified and informed voice representing graduate and professional students to the University’s administration, Board of Trustees, academic units, and other external organizations that make decisions on behalf of students. The organization creates a forum to address the ideas and concerns of graduate and professional students. Also, GPSA supports scholarly activities and provides leadership, service, and social opportunities.