Missouri S&T student wins international materials science scholarship

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On February 15, 2024

Matthew Sherman, a student at Missouri S&T, has been announced as a 2024 recipient of the Acta Materialia Undergraduate Scholarship from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Foundation.  

Matthew Sherman is a 2024 recipient of the Acta Materialia Undergraduate Scholarship. Photo courtesy of Sherman.

“Receiving this scholarship is humbling and motivating,” says Sherman, a junior in metallurgical engineering from Camdenton, Missouri. “This recognition reaffirms my dedication to the field and has already opened doors to new opportunities for growth and collaboration. It serves as a reminder to persist in my pursuit of knowledge and to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of materials science.” 
The Acta Materialia Undergraduate Scholarship, which is for $5,000, is awarded annually to two students studying metallurgical engineering or materials science and engineering. Sherman will accept the scholarship at the TMS Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, in March. 
Sherman says he appreciates receiving this honor, which will support his studies at S&T and help with his future aspirations. 
“My current goals are centered around one day pursuing a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering and developing new alloys for extreme environments,” he says. “I want to provide meaningful work to the scientific community that can help push technology in a direction that improves lives.” 
Sherman was also recently named a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Scholar for Missouri S&T’s College of Engineering and Computing. As a research scholar, he will receive a $2,000 scholarship and a $500 budget for research-related expenses for up to two semesters. He will work with Dr. Haiming Wen, an associate professor of materials science and engineering. 
“What first drew me to this field is realizing how materials science has played a significant role throughout history in terms of human progress,” he says. “This field has shaped modern society and will continue to do so. I am excited to be a part of these efforts.” 
For more information about Missouri S&T’s materials science and engineering programs, visit mse.mst.edu

About Missouri S&T

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu

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