SMEA community activities

The Society sponsors a number of Community activities which are focused at encouraging young scientists or Industrial science with an historical flavour. These include:

Young Engineer
We sponsor a materials prize at the local annual Young Engineer awards    

University Prizes
Each year we work with the Materials Departments at both Sheffield and Hallam Universities to award outstanding performance during the academic year             

Lecture Competition    
Every year we hold a local Lecture Competition for young materials scientists. Prizes are awarded to the best presenters and the winner is entered into the IOM3 national lecture competition

Science Museum Trip
The Association helps with the cost of young scientists visiting the National Science Museum

Sheffield Industrial Museum Trust/Industrial Trust
For a number of years the Association has made donations to both Trusts to help them in their activities

Hatfield Memorial Lecture
The Hatfield lecture is one of the highest attended science lectures in the country and is organised by a committee led by the Sheffield University. To ensure the continuation of this lecture the Association assists in funding the lecture