President: Andrew Ruba
Area of Study: Polymers and Metals
Why do I love MA? I love MA because of the opportunities it provides to our materials engineering students. From enabling students to travel across the country for conferences (which are usually FREE, by the way) to talking with local kids about STEM, being involved in MA is a unique and rewarding experience.
Vice President: Luke Weston
Area of Study: Metals 3D printing
Why do I love MA? I like being able to see what awesome research is going on in MatE and the events where we get to show off how great our major is.
Treasurer: Matt Burris
Area of Study: Materials Research
Why do I love MA? MA is a fun club that allows me to interact and hang out with peers while also being a good way to learn more about what material engineering is all about.
Secretary: Haley Schultz
Area of Study: Metals
Why do I love MA? I like being in MA because of the opportunities it has brought me to learn more about the world of material science. Being a part of MA lead me to take part in a study abroad program lead by one of our very own professors and learn more about career opportunities.
Outreach Committee Chair: Charles Bruchal
Area of Study: Metals and Ceramics, Additive manufacturing of metals
Why do I love MA? I like the community of inquisitive and interesting individuals that MA fosters.
Junior Outreach Committee Rep: Jack Kaman
Area of Study: Materials Science + Engineering, undecided specialization
Why do I love MA? I’m Jack! I’m from Urbandale in Iowa and at ISU I’m the junior outreach chair for MA and a peer mentor for MSE freshmen. I also play guitar in ISU’s jazz bands and I play bass in a combo I have with some friends.
Sophomore Outreach Committee Rep: Rebecca Patush
Area of Study: Polymers with a BME minor
Why do I love MA? It’s a great way to learn about new opportunities in Mat E, as well as to get more people interested in materials through cool and fun demonstrations!
Freshmen Outreach Committee Rep: Abby Stanlick
Area of Study: Metals and Polymers
Why do I love MA? I like MA because it’s a great way to get involved in materials science, get to know my peers, meet new people, and I’m excited to try and get more people interested in materials science and engineering!
Fundraising: Adam Eichorn
Area of Study: Metals & Polymers
Why do I love MA? The Iowa State MA Demos inspired me to study Mat E before I came to Iowa State
Fundraising: Jeff Chumbee
Area of Study: Metals
Why do I love MA? I absolutely love doing demonstrations and getting to mess with really interesting materials, such as memory wire and piezolelectronics.
Webmaster: Julie Mills
Area of Study: Polymers
Why do I love MA? MA is a unique way to get to know other people in materials engineering, as well as providing various ways to learn more about our major and what our future careers can look like.