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2001 TMS Annual Meeting: Student Information

February 11–15 · 2001 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · New Orleans, Louisiana

2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
During the week of February 11–15, 2001, at the 130th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), you can join more than 4,000 science and engineering professionals, representing more than 70 different countries, who will come together for the opportunity to add to their own store of knowledge by capitalizing on the expertise and experience of their colleagues. More than 200 sessions and 1,000 individual presentations are scheduled. Whether your technical interests lie in precious metal extraction, aluminum processing, high-temperature superconductors, or just about any other materials field or metallurgical discipline, you will find programming that addresses your most pressing needs.

The 2001 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition will take place in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the event. All conference events, including registration, technical sessions, and the exhibition will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The 2001 TMS Annual Meeting offers students, interested in materials science and engineering, a variety of opportunities to gather technical information, explore career possibilities, and network with students and professionals in the field.


Students will have the opportunity to partially defray their conference expenses by serving as session monitors. Monitors are responsible for assisting the session chair, recording session attendance and assisting with audio/visual equipment. All monitors must report to the Authors’ Coffee each morning that they are scheduled to monitor sessions. Monitors positions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. Any student wishing to monitor, but without a previously completed work form, may report to Authors' Coffee by 8:00 am in the La Louisiane Ballroom B/C at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

All monitors are required to report to the authors’ coffee each day they are scheduled to monitor sessions. Each monitor must check in at the desk to obtain the session sheets and then report to the assigned session table to meet with the speakers and session chairs. Authors’ coffee begins at 7:15 am, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in the La Louisiane Ballroom B/C. Monitors who do not check in before 8:00 am will have their session reassigned.


TMS Technical Division Student Travel Scholarships: This program sponsored by the TMS technical divisions can help pay your travel expense. Students receiving travel scholarships are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements and registering for the meeting. To apply for travel assistance, send a letter of application and state why you wish to attend the 130th TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA. Name the TMS division in whose technical programming you are most interested and include complete information on how you can be contacted. You must be a TMS student member to qualify. If we cannot contact you, your award will be forfeited. A subcommittee of the appropriate sponsoring division will review your letter, and this group will select the applicants to receive the travel scholarships. Those receiving travel scholarships will be contacted by TMS shortly after a decision is made. Deadline is December 15, 2000. Send letters of application to:

TMS Student Travel Scholarships
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086 USA
Fax: (724) 776-3770

TMS Student Chapters: Don’t forget to select a representative and submit the TMS Travel Reimbursement Program form, granting each chapter up to $500 per year to send student(s) to TMS conferences!.

Student members of TMS may attend the technical sessions, exhibits and lectures held Monday through Thursday on a complimentary basis. Registration for students who are not members is $25, which will be applied toward a TMS Student Membership in 2001.


Sponsored by: TMS Student Affairs Committee
When: Sunday, February 11, 2001, 8:00 p.m.—10:00 p.m.
Location: Grand Ballroom A, Hilton New Orleans Riverfront Hotel

The traditional TMS Student/Faculty Mixer is scheduled for Sunday evening, March 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Beer*, soft drinks and snacks will be provided. The DJ will spin the tunes, the kegs will be tapped, and snacks will abound. Come see old friends and meet new ones.

This event is intended to welcome students to the TMS Annual Meeting, and all students and university faculty are invited to attend!

Display school pride!

Everyone—even faculty!—is encouraged to display school pride by wearing school colors to this casual event..

Donate a door prize!

Student Chapters are encouraged to use their creativity and donate an item as a door prize! TMS will also be donating items, with a grand prize surprise! The more prizes donated, the better your chance to win!

Dance and enjoy!

The DJ will play the tunes, the beer* will be flowing, and snacks will be all around! Come see old friends and make new ones!

* Note: In accordance with the Louisiana State Law, alcoholic beverages will be served only to attendees who are 21 years of age or older; proper photo identification with birth date must be presented upon entry.


Location: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

This students-only Poster Session will be held in conjunction with the 2001 TMS Annual Meeting. Presentation will be displayed on 4’ by 4’ poster boards; no formal presenta-tion is required. The Poster Session will begin Monday, February 12, and remain in place through Wednesday, February 14. Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the “Best Poster”, with the winning poster receiving $500.

To enter, contact the TMS Member Services Department for a submittal form. All forms must be received at TMS by December 15, 2000.


Attend the Third TMS Graduate Student Leaders Program meeting on Monday, February 12, in the Ernest Morial Convention Center from 12:00–1:30 pm. Meet with members of the Student Affairs Committee and your peers to assist in the development of this TMS student program geared specifically toward graduate students.


Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverfront Hotel
When: Sunday, February 11, 2001, 1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.

This forum will be of particular interest to graduating students who will soon be making the transition into the materials industry. The seminars will feature key figures from both academia and industry that will provide personal insight into landing a job in today’s market.

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