The McMaster Materials Student Technical Society is a student-run organization dedicated to promoting the field of materials science and engineering. The executive committee comprises of graduate and undergraduate students from the department of Materials Science and Engineering at McMaster University, working together to provide opportunities for professional development and educational growth for students in engineering and science.

Social events and workshops are organized throughout the year, bringing industry professionals and students together for networking opportunities and educational development. The social events also serve to promote communication between graduate and undergraduate students.


McMaster MSTS is a student chapter sponsored by MetSoc of CIM, and Material Advantage: ACerS, AIST, ASM International, and TMS.


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Titanium Alloys in the Aerospace Industry

March 28, 2019.


Please join us for a talk by an industry expert in partnership with MetSoc. The MSTS is pleased to welcome Roque Panza-Giosa from Collins Aerospace who will be giving a lecture on titanium alloys.


The lecture will be held in BSB 119 starting at 7:00 PM. You can register for the event on OSCARplus (under Events > Engineering).

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MSTS Speaker Night

Resume Making Workshop

Casting Workshop

MSTS Speaker Night

February 11, 2019


The McMaster Materials Student Technical Society had the pleasure of hosting Mike Chatzidakis, a McMaster alumnus. Mike graduated with his B.Eng in 2016 and his M.A.Sc. in 2018. He shared his journey through undergrad and graduate studies and offered words of wisdom to current students. He also shared how his experiences have led him to his current role as a Data Scientist at the Toronto-based startup Shoebox.

Resume Making Workshop

September 24, 2018


The McMaster MSTS held its second annual resume making workshop, hosted by Shannon Clark from ArcelorMittal Dofasco. During this workshop students worked towards refining current resumes and worked towards properly constructing their resumes based on industry needs. Students were able to work one-on-one with Shannon to revise their current resumes and learn how and where to make improvements.


A social event held prior to the workshop gave undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to meet and network, where food and beverages were enjoyed by all.


Casting Workshop

Tuesday February 20 - Thursday February 22, 2018


The McMaster MSTS held a casting workshop sponsored by MetSoc of CIM. The workshop included the installation of the casting software on our personal laptops for a 45 day evaluation and training on casting simulating softwares: SOLIDCast™ for solidification defects; FLOWCast™ for metal flow related defects and OPTICast™ to optimize metal yield % and process parameters automatically. Training was be done by David Schmidt from Finite Solutions Inc. (USA) and François Audet from Foundry Solutions Metallurgical Services Inc. (technical support for Canada).


Coffee, snacks, and lunch were included for students participating in the workshop, allowing a networking opportunity for students.

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