Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

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The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is an international professional member society. SAMPE provides a global forum for information, education and professional fellowship on materials and processes development.[1] [2]


SAMPE was formed by nine Southern California aerospace professionals concerned with the lack of materials and need to economize. They formed a network of material and process engineers to provide a means for information exchange and to prevent the duplication of effort among companies working toward a common goal.[3]

They formed the Society of Aircraft Material and Process Engineers in 1944. It was renamed as the Society of Aerospace Material and Process Engineers in the late 1950s as a result of the developing interest in space travel. SAMPE was later renamed as the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering in 1973, to reflect membership growth beyond the aerospace industry.


SAMPE sponsors an annual student leadership competition for student engineers. The SAMPE Student Leader Experience Award sends eligible students to the SAMPE International Spring Symposium & Exhibition to network and increase their understanding of the Materials and Processes community.[4]

Through its website SAMPE offers information on educational resources, employment opportunities, and a list of global chapters.


  1. ^ "Mission Statement". SAMPE. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  2. ^ "What we do". SAMPE. Retrieved 2013-04-11. 
  3. ^ SAMPE. History. Accessed: October 9, 2008
  4. ^ SAMPE. Outreach/Student Leadership. Accessed: October 10, 2008

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