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The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven professional society consisting largely of scientists and engineers working in industry, academia and government, as well as students studying in the materials field. Our mission is to promote the global science and engineering professions concerned with minerals, metals and materials. The society derives its strength from its members, many of whom take a hands-on approach to shaping the policy, programming and publications of the society through volunteer opportunities.

Join TMS today to discover a wealth of information and enjoy all the benefits TMS membership offers. For complete details on membership levels and member benefits, view the TMS Membership Options or download the Member Benefits PDF. Questions? Contact the membership department directly via email membership@tms.org, or call (724) 776-9000.

TMS Membership Profile

About the Members
In general, membership is evenly divided between process- and material-oriented practitioners. The society is also of an increasingly international character, with about 45 percent of members living and working outside of the United States. Industry, government, and academia are all represented in the membership. A generalized profile of membership is:

  • Membership ChartProfessional Members – 40%: Professional Members are involved in activities associated with materials science and/or engineering. In general, Professional Members are required to hold a baccalaureate degree in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering, materials science, materials engineering or a related field and be actively engaged in professional career experience. Professional membership includes a three-year program designed to make Professional Membership affordable during a new graduate's early career years. Professional Membership is complimentary for the first year following graduation. For the second and third years, the cost is 50% off the full Professional Membership dues. The early years of career development can be a trying time. The society strives to enable a lasting relationship with younger members as the professional partner of choice.
  • Associate Members – 13%: An Associate Member is a person who, while not possessing the academic or technical experience of a Professional Member, is active in fields that are sufficiently related to the advancement of, or service to, the materials science and engineering fields.
  • Material Advantage Student Members – 34%: Through a program called Material Advantage, graduate & undergraduate students who join are jointly enrolled as members in TMS – The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), ASM International, and The American Ceramic Society (ACeRs). They enjoy a variety of benefits including society journals, membership directories, and are eligible for nearly $600,000 in scholarships.
  • Senior Members – 13%: Reflecting an achieved rank with the society, a senior member is a veteran, perhaps retired professional of vast experience both within the field and within the society itself. Members reach the distinction of Senior Member when their age and years of membership, when added together, equal 100 or more, or they are age 65 (or older), retired, and have 30 years of continuous membership in the society.
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For additional information, please contact a TMS membership representative:

Membership Department
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086 USA
Telephone (724) 776-9000, ext. 241
Fax (724) 776-3770
E-mail membership@tms.org