Networking & Events: Student Activities
TMS 2010: Student Activities
February 14-18, 2010 • Washington State Convention Center • Seattle, WA
TMS 2010 is also a forum for encouraging the development of our materials science and engineering students as they progress toward their professional careers and find their place as future Society leaders committed to moving the materials world forward. To inspire our student attendees to achieve success, TMS 2010 features a number of events designed to captivate and educate young minds.
Undergraduate and graduate students will vie for cash prizes at the annual Student Poster Contest sponsored by the five technical divisions of TMS – Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials; Extraction & Processing; Light Metals; Materials Processing & Manufacturing Structural Materials.
Participants in this dynamic and interactive event compete for a $500 prize in each division for the best undergraduate and best graduate poster. A top prize of $1,000 will be awarded for the "Best of Show" poster.
CONTEST RULES & QUALIFICATIONS
- The submission deadline has passed. Submissions must have been received on or before December 31, 2009.
- Authors must be full-time students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.
- Authors must register to attend the TMS 2010 Annual Meeting & Exhibition and be present to put up and take down the posters.
- Authors must be present during a scheduled "Exhibit Showing" (similar to a science fair) to answer questions and discuss their work.
- Each author may use up to a 45" x 45" space. If poster exceeds this space, it will be neither presented nor eligible for contest.
- Visual aids that could clarify the results of your own work are encouraged. Do not, however, post your paper text. Graphics should be simple, colorful, well labeled and clear. The title should be written in letters 2- to 5-cm high (or approximately 1-2 inches), and all material should be readable from a distance of 2 m (or around 7 feet).
2010 MATERIALS BOWL sponsored by Alcoa
Sunday, February 14, 8:30 p.m. Final Championship Round
Student teams compete for cash prizes and earn the right to take home the traveling trophy after conquering three rounds of intense, materials science-based questions.
Sunday, February 14, 9 - 11 p.m.
Put on your dancing shoes to meet and mingle with peers in an informal atmosphere.
STUDENT CAREER FORUM
Tuesday, February 16,
3 to 5 p.m.
Organized by the TMS Young Leader Committee, this session will feature 8 speakers hailing from a variety of materials science backgrounds and career stages who discuss how to navigate a career path to ultimate goals. Speaker schedule:
- Introduction of Forum and Careers in Policy and Funding Agencies
Speaker: Eric N. Brown, Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Careers in Academia: Public
Speaker: Dallas Trinkel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne.
- Careers at National Laboratories
Speaker: Brad Boyce, Sandia National Laboratory.
- Careers in Industry
Speaker: Amy Clarke, Caterpillar, Inc.
- Careers in Academia: Private
Speaker: Julia Greer, California Institute of Technology.
- Careers in Academia: Public
Speaker: Gregory Thompson, University of Alabama.
- TMS Leadership
Speaker: George T. Gray III (TMS Vice President), Los Alamos National Laboratory.
For additional information regarding the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, please complete the TMS Meetings Mailing List Form or contact:
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086 USA
Tel: (724) 776-9000 x243
Fax: (724) 776-3770