We are a club located in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Washington, dedicated to outreach events on Materials Science and Engineering, as well as connecting students with industry via resources such as industry tours. Click below to check us out!




For tours with open spots, please e-mail matadv@uw.edu if you wish to attend.
  • Fluke - 10/17/16 - Closed
  • Exotic Steel and Welding - 10/18/16 - Closed

Outreach Events

ASM Networking Dinners

Meet Our Team

Joey Law


Nathan Laurie


Yuri Miyamato


Jialu Sun

Financial Officer

Everet Wang

Outreach Coordinator

We are also now looking for general officers!

Please e-mail matadv@uw.edu for more information.

Industry Tours

The University of Washington Material Advantage chapter strives to show students the side of materials they will not see in class. Industry tours are exciting and insightful looks at what a potential MSE might be working on. Many companies have participated in the past, and we look forward to many more tours during the 2016-2017 school year.

2014-2015 Tour of Jamco

2014-2015 Tour of Fluke

2014-2015 Tour of Nucor Steel Seattle Inc.

2016-2017 Tour of Fluke


We are committed to presenting exciting educational material to empower our community, in addition to increasing public awareness of Materials Science and Engineering.

Outreach sessions are presented to a variety of student (K - 12 and community college) and parent audiences using demonstration kits and various media. Please contact our outreach coordinator to organize an outreach event for your class or science fair.

We are always open to new ideas and volunteers. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact us at: matadv@uw.edu

Examples of available demonstrations include:

  • Space Shuttle Thermal Insulation Technology
  • Ferromagnetism
  • Polymer Crosslinking in Silly Putty
  • Glass Transition Temperature
  • Optical Refractive Index

Space Shuttle Tile Insulation Demonstration.

October 2016 - Renton Prep Christian School

May 2016 - Shoreline STEM Festival and Science Fair.


If you are interested in any of the competitions below, please e-mail matadv@uw.edu if you wish to participate.

Contact Info

Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Seattle WA 98195