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Student chapters are important to SAMPE because they support the Society’s educational mission and serve as training groups for the next generation of SAMPE members.

Students and faculty members are encouraged to create student chapters according to the following charter establishment requirements:

  1. A Student Chapter located within North America can be chartered by the North America Board.
  2. Four students and a faculty advisor or professional are required to form a Student Chapter but the students need not be at the same school.
  3. It is also required that a Professional Chapter must agree to sponsor the Student Chapter. The Professional Chapter initiates the request for the Student Chapter to be chartered. That request is submitted to the Secretary and then presented to the Board of Directors.

We want to help. The Student Chapter Development Committee is dedicated to helping student chapters succeed by providing information and resources. Contact Dr. Elizabeth Cates, the committee chair, at

FOR ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS contact Michelle Tubb via email or by phone at 1.626.521.9453.


Schools With Active SAMPE Chapters on Campus 

Benelux University Chapter
Brigham Young University
Butler Community College
BYU - Idaho
CA State University / Long Beach CA State University / Northridge
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Cerritos College Colorado State University
Cuesta College
Davis Applied Tech
Drexel University
Donghua University
Edmonds Community College
Florida Institute of Technology
Harbin University
Michigan State University
Institute of Space Technology, Pakistan
Michigan State University
Montana Tech
New York University
North Carolina A&T University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Oklahoma State University
Rice University
Sam Houston State University
Stanford University
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Texas A & M University
Texas State University - Provisional
Tuskegee University
University of Alabama/Birmingham
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia
University of California at Los Angeles
University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of Dayton
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Maryland - Baltimore County
University of Maryland - College Park
University of Nevada - Reno
University of North Carolina/Charlotte
University of North Texas
University of Southern California
University of South Carolina
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Texas of Austin
University of Tokyo Chapter
University of Utah
University of Washington Chapter
Utah State University
Washington State University
West Virginia University Chapter
Western Washington University
Wichita State University Chapter
Winona State University
Wright State University Chapter


Schools With Inactive SAMPE Chapters on Campus 

Consider reactivating one of these SAMPE chapters at your school!


Ca State Univ / Fullerton
CA Poly / Pomona
Cornell University
Mississippi State
North Dakota State
Phil College of Textile
Purdue University
University of TN / Knoxville
San Diego State University
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois
University of MA/ Lowell
University of MD / Baltimore
University of Nevada / Las Vegas
University of New Mexico
University TX / Arlington
University of WI / Milwaukee
VA Polytech Institute



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 Michelle Tubb. 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 Michelle Tubb. 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 Michelle Tubb, make sure you include your school's name, the year you hope to graduate, and the degree that you are seeking.


Starting a Student Chapter Documents

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Sample Student Chapter By-Laws PDF (51.58 KB) Administration 2/8/2015
Student Chapter Petition DOCX (2.08 MB) Administration 3/10/2017

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