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About the SECC

The SECC represents the views, needs and wants of student and early career members of the Institute. Its main remit is to:

  1. Aid recruitment and retention of members to the Institute.
  2. Promote the Institute as a professional body.
  3. Support a network of members to act as a focus and voice for student and early career members.
  4. Represent the views of student and early career members to the wider Science and Engineering communities.
  5. Report to the IOM3 Executive Board about on going initiatives and activities being organised and undertaken by the Committee.
  6. Ensure that technical communities within the Institute have suitable representation of and embrace the needs of student and early career members.


The SECC is one of the longest-running committees within the Institute’s history, and one of the most active, reporting directly to the Institute’s Executive Board. The Committee has worked tirelessly to bring events to members and address issues that are important to student and early career members as a group. Successes to date include Professional Development events, Matopoly and the Future Materials Conference, specifically for student and early career members.

The SECC comprises members who represent the regions, disciplines and membership grades of the Institute , with a good mix of academics and industrialists. Student and early career members now have a say at all levels within the Institute and, with representations on the majority of the Institute's committees and technical communities. Given the wide and varied backgrounds and disciplines of the SECC members, ranging from academia to industry, they are well positioned to represent student and early career members.