Society Committees/Councils

The Advanced Manufacturing Committee focuses on the new and enhanced materials process technologies needed to realize the promise of Industry 4.0. It will address cross-cutting issues such as materials mechanisms that tailor material properties and performance characteristics; processing path dependency of microstructure and properties; availability and use of data and analytics; and issues related to the development, acceptance, and broad-based application of new processing technologies. The committee will work together to expand ASM conference programming, education courses, publications, and data sets and will seek to coordinate with U.S. and international advanced manufacturing institutes.

The AeroMat Organizing Committee guides the ongoing development of and programming for the AeroMat Conference and Exposition. The intent of AeroMat is to provide the aerospace community with a venue where timely technical information is shared, and a collaborative environment is created for the exchange of information on all aerospace materials and processes.

The Alloy Phase Diagram Committee oversees and guides ASM's involvement in alloy phase diagram data activities.  It is responsible for monitoring the scopes of ASM and International Programs and ASM's input into those scopes, for monitoring the technical standards of ASM's products from these programs, for liaison with other alloy phase diagram committees, such as the International Commission on Alloy Phase Diagram Data.  The Committee establishes policy related to the editorial content and scope of the Journal of Phase Equilibria and Diffusion, recommends approaches to serve and expand the subscriber and author base, and maintains continual surveillance of the technical quality of the publication.  
The purpose of the AM&P Editorial Committee is to advise the editors in selecting article topics of greatest interest to ASM members, and to suggest authors and sources of information for the magazine.  
The Archaeometallurgy Committee is a venue for communication, collaboration, and productive activity among ASM members with interest and experience in archaeometallurgy and other areas related to the history and heritage of materials, processes, and characterization methods relevant to ASM. The committee will ensure that the society is serving the needs of the broader materials community in this area by developing and disseminating valuable and accurate programming, information, education resources, and data.

The Awards Policy Committee is responsible for the awards activity of the Society.  It recommends to the Board suitably chosen and properly qualified nominees for the various awards and honors of the Society. 
The Canada Council is to serve the interests of the Canada Chapters, without conflict with the interests of the Society as a whole, through the provisions of effective means of inter-communications, organization of Canadian regional meetings, and by assistance with the technical programming plans of the Canada Chapters.  
The Chapter Council is responsible for chapter policy and governance issues.  The Council reviews the quality level of chapters, acts as primary liaison between the chapters and Materials Park, and reviews funding proposals related to these activities.  
The Education Committee and its Subcommittees provide guidance, technical expertise, and feedback to the ASM Education Staff to help enable a true "Lifelong Learning" capability as identified in the ASM Strategic Growth Plan. By contributing to the development of quality educational products, services, and opportunities, the ASM Education Committee will help professionals access the learning and professional development to remain technically current, advance their careers, and contribute to growth in the areas of materials science and technology.  
The Emerging Professionals Committee exists to provide an opportunity for early-career demographic to be involved with the inner workings of ASM International.  The committee provides a defined path for ASM to seamlessly transition from one generation of volunteers to the next.  Members of the Committee interact with ASM at the national level by organizing demographic-targeted events in conjunction with the ASM Annual Meeting held at MS&T and guide the direction of ASM by serving as liaisons to various national committees to offer perspective from the early career professional.  The Committee focuses the efforts of ASM International to cultivate early career professional members by establishing a community within the Society to serve the needs specific to this demographic.  Members work in concert with other national committees and Chapter council to develop new ASM products and services focused on early career professional membership conversion and retention. 
The Emerging Technologies Awareness Committee advises and alerts the Board of Trustees and ASM membership about emerging technologies, as well as global trends and developments in materials, commerce, government, societal perceptions, and education that may have significant impact on the ASM membership or society operations. ETAC will generate annual programming for IMAT in areas of emerging technologies. It will provide surveys identifying new technologies, as well as recommend new products and services for ASM. 
The Finance Committee supervises the financial affairs of the Society under the direction of and with the approval of the Board.  It reviews the financial plan of the Society and recommends it to the Board for Action; reviews the annual report of the Treasurer; supervises accounting procedures of the Society; and selects an independent certified public accountant to audit the financial accounts.  The ASM Treasurer is the Chairman of the committee.  
The ASM Handbook Committee represents the interests of the ASM Membership and other handbook users with regard to the several series of Handbooks published by ASM International.  The Committee ensures that ASM Handbooks are current, accurate, complete, and easy to use.  The Committee provides technical as well as administrative recommendations to the Editorial Staff regarding appropriate topics for Handbooks, the need for revision of current volumes, and the needs and interests of the diverse materials community.  The Committee also provides broad policy guidance pertaining to the planning, organizing, editing, publication, and marketing of ASM Handbooks.   
The Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Awareness (IDEA) Committee is focused on ensuring that all members have access to the programming, networking, mentoring, and career development opportunities designed for all ASM Members.  The IDEA Committee will serve the membership and the Board Societies through data gathering on member needs, including the facilitation of surveys, and conducting literature reviews on member needs, best practices for providing support and response to unsupportive situations, and participating in multi-society data gathering efforts; and will serve as a mechanism to carry out diversity and inclusion focused goals set by the Board of Trustees.

The India Council fosters an Indian identity within ASM and serves the interests of the Indian members of ASM without conflict with the international position of ASM.  
The International Materials Reviews Committee guides ASM activities for the IMR journal, published jointly by ASM International® and the Institute of Materials, London.  The journal contains concise, critical reviews by internationally accepted experts, of the recent literature concerning aspects of materials science and engineering.  The purpose of the Committee is to suggest suitable review topics and authors, commission those approved by the Committee, provide technical review of submitted manuscripts, and approve final manuscripts for publication.  

The Investment Committee supervises the investment portfolio and the real estate holdings for the Society. It makes recommendations to the Board with respect to investment policy and acquisitions, dispositions, utilization, and development of real property.  It carries out the investment objectives fixed by the Society and optimizes real property of the Society as an investment.   It submits reports of its activities to both the Finance Committee and the Board. 
The Metallurgical and Materials Transactions Joint Commission makes policy decisions with respect to the editorial content of the Metallurgical and Materials Transactions journals, referring recommendations to the Boards of the two partner societies, ASM International and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). It determines methods for selection of articles for publication in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions and maintains continual surveillance of the editorial and technical quality and relevance of the publications.

The Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance Editorial Committee identifies trends in the application of the principles of materials science to designing engineered systems and testing of materials performance.  The committee also maintains continual surveillance of the publication for technical quality, current relevance, and fulfillment of stated scope.  It also recommends changes to better meet subscriber needs.  
The Materials Data Management and Analytics Committee was established to enable ASM International members interested in materials data management and analytics to gather and work together in a pre-competitive manner to help drive industry-wide efforts to establish data, tools, methods, products, and services to support ASM International membership and the materials community in general.

The Materials and Process Modeling Committee was established to enable ASM International members interested in materials and process modeling to gather and work together in a pre-competitive manner to help drive industry-wide efforts to establish data, tools, methods, products, and services to support ASM International membership and the materials community in general.

The ASM Materials Properties Database Committee assesses the need for materials property information such as alloy designations, compositions, physical and mechanical property information; oversees the development of data publications; fosters the development of an integrated system for storage and retrieval of material property data for media independent delivery; and encourages and assists in the distribution of material property information to the engineering community.  
The Membership Council provides strategic guidance to the marketing of memberships in the Society. It is the volunteer owner of the Membership Roadmap and oversees resultant ASM staff activity. 
The purpose of the ASM Programming Committee is to bring together the generators and users of information to meet the needs of ASM members and the materials community by providing technical resources for programming, primarily at IMAT.  The primary task of the ASM Programming Committee is to provide programming guidance for the IMAT Conference including but not limited to the topics of scheduled symposia, number of sessions associated with each symposium, the keynote addresses and overall technical content of IMAT.

The Residual Stress Committee contributes to the development of new programs, educational content, publications, and services related to residual stress.

The Sustainable Materials Engineering Committee focuses on the growing interest globally in sustainability driven by changes in government policy, consumer demand, and corporations rethinking their strategic direction. The materials sector will play a critical role over the next decade in providing material solutions to reduce a variety of environmental and socio-economic impacts including the reduction of carbon emissions, the improvement of renewable energy platforms for electricity generation, storage, and transportation (e.g., electric vehicles), and the reduction of materials waste (improved recycling/re-use/biodegradability). The committee will work on conference programming and education offerings, and support student outreach in coordination with the ASM Materials Education Foundation.
The Technical Books Committee fosters the development of excellence in ASM books by identifying worthwhile technical areas, suggesting subjects and authors, and recommending improvements in the published works.  
The Volunteerism Committee will identify the needs of volunteers and from those needs create programs and processes that will promote volunteerism in the Affiliate Societies, Chapters, National Councils and Committees and in ASM overall. The Committee will evaluate and improve existing processes as well as coordinate the development of new systems and tools to further enhance volunteerism. 

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