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  • YL INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR AWARD
    Learn about the international scholar program open to Young Professionals. [MORE]

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    Read and submit an application for this professional development award. [MORE]

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    View summaries from previous Young Professionals and their experiences. [MORE]

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    Read the committee bylaws and mission [MORE]

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    Complete this form for more information on becoming a Young Professional. [MORE]


TMS Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program was created in 1993 to encourage young members to increase their involvement in The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Funding from the AIME Endowment Fund helped to support the Young Professionals Program, with additional support from the TMS Foundation.

What is a Young Professional?
A Young Professional is active in the materials field, under the age of 40, and interested in taking a leadership role in the Society. Traditionally, this is a group of people who attend TMS meetings to present papers and attend sessions but are not involved in the inner workings of TMS (i.e., the committees).

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS MISSION 

The mission of the Young Professionals Committee is to create opportunities and provide avenues for young professionals to increase their involvement in The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Important issues that the Young Professionals Committee has identified and is working to address are:

  • Networking between younger and senior members of TMS through a mentoring program.
  • Programming that is useful to young professionals.
  • Programming that addresses materials-based concerns for private industry.
  • An appreciation for and awareness of TMS activities.
YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE OFFICERS

The following individuals represent the current officers of the Young Professionals Committee.
Join one of the committee meetings and view the committee bylaws for more information.

Qizhen Li, Chair

University of Nevada

qizhenl@unr.edu
Saryu Fensin,
Vice Chair

Los Alamos National Lab

saryuj@lanl.gov
Vice ChairDouglas Spearot,
Past Chair

University of Arkansas

dspearot@uark.edu
Andre Phillion, Secretary

University of British Columbia

andre.phillion@ubc.ca
JOIN THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

For more information on becoming a TMS Young Professional, complete the Young Professionals Participation Form or contact TMS Member Services at members@tms.org.

For information on applying for the Young Professional Development Award, complete and submit the application form (PDF).