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Become a Materials ExplorersTM Volunteer

Help bring materials science and engineering to life for a student by volunteering with Materials ExplorersTM. Join our list of TMS members who are interested in volunteering by visiting schools in their local areas or holding classroom visits via video. If you have any questions, contact materials-explorers@tms.org .

Join the Volunteer List

Download the Volunteer Guide

Receive helpful tips on how to approach local schools and recommendations for making each topic come alive to students during your classroom visit.

Download the Volunteer Guide

Explore the Curriculum

Visit the student page of the Materials ExplorersTM website to explore the program module by module. You can access class and extension activities and browse the topic specific lists of extra resources.

Visit the Student Page

Access Volunteer Resources

Students want to hear about your work and your perspectives. Download our PowerPoint templates which serve as a helpful starting point for creating your own presentation and view videos from other Materials Explorers™ volunteers to get guidance on a conducting a good classroom visit.

Request Promotional Materials

Spread the word about Materials Explorers™ at your next outreach event or distribute literature to teachers and schools in your community. While supplies last, you can request a free pop-up banner to display alongside promotional postcards that encourage students to get excited about STEM.

Request Promotional Materials

Provide Feedback

Provide feedback on the Materials ExplorersTM program or your classroom visit. You may also contact us directly at materials-explorers@tms.org.

Complete the Brief Survey