What kind of organization is Keramos?
Keramos is a professionally-focused MatSE society that works with our department to create, promote, and emphasize scholarship and character within students, stimulate mental development, and promote interest in the professional aspects of materials engineering, technology, and science. We connect alumni more closely to their Alma Mater and to the alumni of other universities and colleges with departments of Materials Science and Engineering.
How do I receive an invitation to join Keramos?
In order to receive an invitation to join Keramos, you must:
- Be studying Materials Science & Engineering
- Have sophomore standing (30 credit hours)
- Achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0
Are there any requirements in order to be initiated into Keramos?
After you receive your invitation to join, you will be required to:
- Pay a one-time due of $50 to the chapter.
- Attend 4 cumulative hours of Play with Clay Sessions
- Attend 4 cumulative hours of other events including General Meetings, Professional Events, Social Events, and Outreach Events.
These requirements must be satisfied before you can become a full member.
What is Play with Clay?
Play with Clay sessions provide an opportunity for Keramos members to create their own ceramic items to keep. Some example of past projects include mugs, plates, crucibles, pigs, and other art pieces.
We also host Play with Clay to promote the annual Professor Pig Roast. This is an award ceremony that’s held at the end of the school year to honor the professors that have done an outstanding job teaching materials science to students within the department.
What kind of events does Keramos hold?
In addition to weekly Play with Clay sessions, Keramos also hosts professional events such as company information sessions, research presentations, professor lunches, and study hours.
Keramos also collaborates with other organizations to provide additional educational opportunities to its members.
What if I cannot make it to events?
Initiates are highly encouraged to attend Keramos meetings and activities. If a prior commitment conflicts with regularly scheduled meetings, please contact us.
What if I am invited to join Keramos during a Co-Op or study abroad program?
New invitations are sent at the beginning of each semester – simply wait until you are back on campus to join.
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