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How to Start a Student Chapter
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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


Schools With Active SAMPE Chapters on Campus

Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor
Brigham Young University   Andy George
Butler Community College  
BYU - Idaho  Kyle Klinghorn
CA State University / Fullerton  
CA State University / Long Beach   Ehsan Barjasteh
CA State University / Northridge   
Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo    Faysal Kolkailah
Cerritos College   
Colorado State University   Donald W. Radford
Cuesta College   Eltahry Elghandour
Davis Applied Tech   Wes Hobbs
Drexel University   Giuseppe Palmese
Edmonds Community College   
FAMU-FSU   Mei Zhang
Florida Institute of Technology   David Fleming
 Louisiana Tech  Hamzeh Bardaweel
Michigan State University   Mahmood Haq
Montana Tech   Ronda Coguill
New York University   Kunal Kothari
North Carolina A&T University   
North Carolina State University   Jerome J. Cuomo
Oklahoma State University   Ranji Vaidyanathan
Rice University   Enrique V. Barrera
Sam Houston State University   Dr. Darren L. Williams
Stanford University   Fu-Kuo Chang
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology   David R. Salem
Tarleton State University  Daren Davis
Texas A & M University  Terry S. Creasy
Texas State University  Jitendra Tate
 Tuskegee University  Mahesh V. Hosur
 Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Ensenada  Guillermo Amaya Parra
 Universidad Autonoma de Baja California, Mexicali  Rogelio Ignacio Ballesteros Llanes
 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico   Manuel Herrera Zaldivar
 Universidad Tecnologica de Tijuana (UTT)  Ricardo Dominguez
 University of Alabama/Birmingham  
 University of Arizona  Donald Uhlmann
 University of British Columbia  Frank Ko
 University of California at Los Angeles  Clem Hiel
 University of California at Santa Barbara  Keith Kedward
 University of Central Florida   
 University of Cincinnati  Jude Iroh
 University of Dayton  Donald Klosterman
 University of Delaware  John W. Gillespie
 University of Denver  Suraj Rawal
 University of Maryland - Baltimore County  Marc Zupan
 University of Maryland - College Park  Andrew Becnel
 University of Nevada - Reno  Shen-Yi Luo
 University of North Carolina/Charlotte  
 University of North Texas  Nandika D'Souza
 University of Southern California  Steven Nutt
 University of South Carolina  Ramy Harik 
 University of Southern Mississippi  Jeffrey Wiggins
 University of Texas of Austin  Joseph H. Koo
 University of Utah  Mike Czabaj
 University of Washington  Brian Flinn
 Utah State University  Rob Hendrickson
 Washington State University  
 Weber State University  Mary Foss
 West Virginia University  Ever Barbero
 Western Washington University  John Misasi
 Wichita State University  Davood Askari
 Winona State University  Keith T. Dennehy
 Wright State University  



Schools With Inactive SAMPE Chapters on Campus

Consider reactivating one of these SAMPE chapters at your school!

CA Poly / Pomona
Cornell University
Mississippi State
North Dakota State
Northeastern University
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 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 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 contact us, 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
Student Chapter Petition PDF (286.26 KB) Administration 11/1/2018
Sample Student Chapter By-Laws PDF (51.58 KB) Administration 2/8/2015

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