The technical structure of AVS is organized as a matrix. Members can participate in one or more Divisions or Technical Groups, each of which is focused around a major topical area. Members may also participate in Chapters and Student Chapters, which are regional organizations that focus on local area needs.

College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Advancing the Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing

Student chapters are a vital part of the AVS community as they are made up of the future professionals and leaders of the Society. The primary objective of the program is to assist students with career and professional development through benefits and services provided by AVS. Student chapters provide an obvious setting for the development and demonstration of leadership capabilities. 

AVS student chapters are formed on university campuses to foster discussion among students and academia across a broad range of science and technology disciplines, generate student interest, and promote exchange and dissemination of information. By encouraging organization of student chapters, the Society is able to introduce students to the benefits of professional organization. Student chapters provide an opportunity for students to play a more active role in the Society. They represent the future of AVS.

Student chapters are the inside track to the professional world of science and technology, providing students with opportunities to build their credentials during their journey and travel down a sturdy path to employment after graduation. This connection combined with AVS’ programs, services, and support, makes AVS student chapters an invaluable resource. Student chapters give students a much-needed edge in the job market with the knowledge, experience, and networking they need to begin their careers successfully. AVS supports its student chapters with valuable informational resources, activities, and financial assistance.