University Chapters are defined as student-based organizations independently formed, operated and incorporated at an academic institution. As an independent organization, the local University Chapter retains the sole responsibility to decide which society or societies that it will petition for recognition. MRS does not seek sole recognition, so a University Chapter is free to petition MRS along with other organization of its choosing.
A “Joint Chapter” is one that has been recognized by MRS and another organization, where the two organization have a previously agreed upon arrangement. Such agreements current exist for:
- MRS-Sociedad Mexicana de Materiales (SMM) (Mexico)
- E-MRS (Europe)
Contact Lorri Smiley for more information.