The Materials Engineering Graduate Student Network (MAGNET), and its officers are empowered to work on behalf of the Materials Science and Engineering graduate students to represent their interests in departmental functioning, needs, and general welfare.
MAGNET is a voluntary organization whose efforts to provide a good social environment and foster interdepartmental associations is dependent on graduate student participation and suggestions.
What is MAGNET?
MAGNET is a graduate student organization dedicated to planning social activities and helping students to develop professional connections. We provide a forum for students to get to know one another so that they can have fun and foster life-long collaborations and relationships. In addition, we act as a liaison between the graduate student population and the department.
Why do we have to pay dues?
Although MAGNET does get some funding from the university, we still need to collect dues to sponsor events for our members. We subsidize the cost of all our activities, which allows us to offer them at a greatly reduced cost. For instance, on a recent rafting trip each participant only paid $10 instead of the normal price of $53. Your dues entitle you to participation in an entire year's worth of activities, including meals, movies, and other fun events.