We actively encourage postgraduate students and young engineers in industry to develop their careers in advanced materials and their processing, particularly advanced composites.
The membership application form can be found here.
The UK and Ireland Chapter runs two programmes specifically for students/young people, which are described below.
The 2018 SAMPE UK & Ireland Student Seminar will be held at the IOM3 in London on 5th July. This event was heavily subscribed, and the call for abstracts is now closed.
The annual seminar competition is an excellent opportunity for postgraduate research students to present their work to a panel of independent judges. Typically, 2nd year PhD, 3rd year EngD, or Masters research students participate.
Every year the student Seminar is held in late spring, usually in London. Up to six students are selected to participate in the seminar competition from all of the applications received by the deadline, and are chosen on the fit to the brief, content, novelty, technological innovation, and its application. If chosen to compete the seminar you will get:
The winner(s) of the completion will be invited to take their presentation forward to represent SAMPE UK + Ireland in the SAMPE European student seminar, held every autumn, in various EU countries; and could even go on to represent SAMPE Europe in the following SAMPE US Technical Conference in Long Beach, CA (all expenses paid).
To see how this competition can help in your future career, see this case study where a previous winner talks about its impact on their career
To celebrate our upcoming SAMPE Europe Conference the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter is offering three Travel Grants to support Student and Young Members to attend. The maximum award in each case would be £350, and these awards are limited to delegates of the SAMPE Europe Conference only.
The selection criteria for Travel Grants is based upon the relevance of the applicant’s research to SAMPE’s interest in high performance composite materials development and associated manufacturing technology.
The intention of the grant is to spread the support as fairly as possible within the SAMPE community; therefore, previous recipients of a SAMPE UK & Ireland Travel Grant are not eligible to reapply.
We expect the recipient of a SAMPE travel grant to:
Please use the form here to apply.
A young person is defined as a postgraduate student studying advanced composites materials or processing at a university in the UK or Eire. Alternatively, a professional engineer working with advanced composites in industry aged 25 or under.
Contact Andrew Mills, the SAMPE UK & Ireland Chapter Student Co-ordinator.