American Concrete Institute
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Federico "Fred" Aguayo
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a technical and educational society organized in 1904 to develop, share, and disseminate the knowledge and information needed to utilize concrete to its fullest potential. The ACI Student Chapter at Texas State University- San Marcos strengthens this link between ACI, The Concrete Industry Management Program (CIM) and the entire Texas Concrete Industry. The Chapter offers many opportunities to students such as meeting with leaders in the industry, attending seminars, visit sites, participate in ACI competitions, and networking with other professional societies at Texas State University.
American Foundry Society
American Foundry Society Is The leading U.S. based metalcasting society that assists member companies (metalcasting facilities, diecasters and industry suppliers) and individuals to effectively manage all production operations, profitably market their products and services and to equitably manage their employees. The American Foundry Society also promotes the interests of the metalcasting industry before the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. With the direction of its volunteer committee structure, the professional staff of the American Foundry Society provides support in the areas of technology, management and education to further activities that will enhance the economic progress of the metalcasting industry.
Material Advantage is an international student professional society dedicated to the science, engineering, and manufacturing of everything material! The latest advances in technological developments would be impossible without the development of advanced materials such as semiconductors, carbon fiber composites, 3-D printed materials, metal matrix nanocomposites, advanced lightweight and high strength steels, high temperature ceramics and polymers, and nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. Material Advantage is dedicated to the entire range of material science and manufacturing. Once you’ve become a Material Advantage member, you’ll quickly see that "Everything Else Is Immaterial!"
Material Advantage provides a single low-cost membership that provides access to the materials science and engineering professional's most preeminent societies:
Material Advantage members also have a lot of fun with community outreach events, trips to national conferences, student design competitions and projects, and career and networking events with future employers. Material Advantage members also enjoy exclusive inclusion in job search websites for internships and full time career opportunities in Texas and abroad. In addition, Material Advantage awards members more than $600,000 annually in scholarship assistance.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a professional and educational organization that promotes interactions between mechanical engineers and various fields of engineering and science. To improve member’s technical skills and knowledge ASME offers: training, conferences, community outreach, publications, codes, and standards. The student chapter at Texas State University aims to increase student interest in mechanical engineering by offering seminars from professionals and facility tours. Any student with an interest in mechanical engineering or related fields are encouraged and welcome to join.
Construction Student Association
Faculty Advisor: Mr. Vivek Sharma
The Construction Student Association of Texas State University is an organization for students pursuing a construction-related degree within the Department of Engineering Technology. This umbrella organization includes the student chapters of ABC, AGC, and NAHB.
President: Lauren Odle
Vice President: Steven Haley
Treasurer: Austin Elms
Secretary: Jacob Pruski
ABC Ambassador: Sam Haynie
AGC Ambassador: Alejandra Ibarra
NAHB Ambassador: Daniel Hesse
Community Outreach: Rodrigo Valle
Student Outreach: Michael Gonzales
Special Events Coordinator: Stephen Baird
For more details, please visit the CSA website.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Texas State Chapter of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers is open for membership by all Technology Students. SME was organized to promote professional growth and social activity among its membership. All interested university faculty and students are welcome to join.
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional society advancing manufacturing knowledge and influencing more than half a million manufacturing practitioners annually. Through its communities, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and keeps manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.
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