Material Advantage

About Us

Material Advantage is a student led Materials Science group at the University of Minnesota. The group serves to increase students understanding of materials science and engineering outside of the academic enviroment, and invite new students to join the field of study. Material advantage provides outreach programs to target and engage young minds in the manufacturing and understanding of materials. Meetings for the group are bi weekly, and occasionly feature guest speakers from either academia or a manufacturing setting. To join our email list, or to find answers to any questions you may have, please send an e-mail to


Material Advantage was founded in 1987 as a student group engaged in the understanding and growth of materials science presence at the University of Minnesota. Since then, the group has fluctuated in size but maintained to be a completely student led organization.