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ASM International - ASM is Everything Material, the society dedicated to serving the materials science and engineering profession. Through our network of 36,000 members worldwide, ASM provides authoritative information and knowledge on materials and processes, from the structural to the nanoscale.  Offers a series of free webinars and expert author articles on a variety of Materials-related topics.

ASTM International - formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of international voluntary consensus standards.

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)- More than 9,500 scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers, plant personnel, educators, students, marketing and sales professionals from more than 70 countries make up the members of The American Ceramic Society.  Every day, materials professionals use ceramics to pioneer energy solutions, advance medicine, improve the environment, support manufacturing innovations, and make life better.  Often hidden, ceramic components are critical in nearly everything that makes modern life possible – from computers, cell phones, jet engines and armor, to skis, tennis rackets and hip replacements.  ACerS supports these innovations by pursuing our mission "to advance the study, understanding, and use of ceramics and related materials, for the benefit of our members and society."  Site includes a helpful overview of ceramic applications in a variety of industries.

The Electrochemical Society - founded in 1902 as an international nonprofit, educational organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. The Electrochemical Society has more than 8,000 scientists and engineers in over 70 countries worldwide who hold individual membership, as well as roughly 100 corporations and laboratories that hold corporate membership.  Site contains a Career Center.

Materials Research Society - an organization of materials researchers from academia, industry and government that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research to improve the quality of life.

NACE International - NACE International, The Corrosion Society, serves nearly 30,000 members in 116 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions.

SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics - an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.  Site includes a Career Center.

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) - Headquartered in the United States but international in both its membership and activities, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a rare professional organization that encompasses the entire range of materials and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials.  Site includes a Career Center.

Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) - home to nearly 20,000 plastics professionals in more than 70 countries around the world. SPE is the "go to" resource for plastics technical information.

Useful Links

Materials Science & Engineering overview from the Sloan Career Cornerstone (a helpful starting guide for those new to the field)

U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook review of careers for Materials Engineers.

IEEE Spectrum compliation on Semiconductors

LinkedIn Industry Directory with thousands of organization pages, including subcategories in Semiconductors, NanotechnologySporting Goods, Mining And Metals, Textiles, Plastics, Glass, Ceramics And Concrete and many others (most organization pages with careers and/or jobs sections) - consider "Follow"ing organizations of interest (please note, you must have a LinkedIn account to view).

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