The TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers students invaluable opportunities to learn more about the materials profession, network with professionals and peers, and compete in lucrative, resume-building competitions.
This section of the site can show you how to make the most of your experience at TMS2013 by applying for student competitions and planning to attend student-specific events and activities at the conference
The following competitions are open to undergraduate and graduate students at the TMS 2013 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
TMS2013 Materials Bowl
Material Advantage chapters are invited to participate in the Materials Bowl, held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting. Chapters select a team of two-to-four chapter members to represent their school in a materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition. The team may consist of a mix of undergraduates with up to two graduate students. Teams compete in elimination rounds, a semi-final match, and championship game for cash prizes.
Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning chapter receives $500. The second-place team receives $500 for their chapter.
How to Apply
To participate, a team must have its student chapter chair or faculty advisor complete and submit the official Materials Bowl application
Deadline to apply is December 15, 2012
Student Poster Contest
Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to enter the Student Poster Contest, sponsored by the five technical divisions of TMS and held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.
Each of the technical divisions will award $500 to the best undergraduate poster and $500 to the best graduate poster. A top prize will be
awarded by TMS for the "Best of Show" poster with $500 going to the overall best posters in the undergraduate and graduate divisions.
How to Apply
- Submit a poster in the Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials Division
- Submit a poster in the Extraction & Processing Division
- Submit a poster in the Light Metals Division
- Submit a poster in the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division
- Submit a poster in the Structural Materials Division
TMS2013 Materials Bowl - Sunday, March 3, 2013
Even if you aren’t competing in this materials-themed quiz-show competition, you’re
welcome to attend the elimination rounds or the final championship round. Play along
to test your materials science and engineering knowledge or cheer on your favorite
school. See the ‘Student Competitions’ section of this site for details on how to
join the competition.
Student Mixer - Sunday, March 3, 2013
This informal social event allows students to interact with each other and with
professional members in a relaxed—and fun—setting. Refreshments are provided. Dancing
Student Poster Contest - Monday, March 4, 2013 through Tuesday,
March 5, 2013
Browse the student poster displays at your leisure or attend the official contest
judging session to ask questions of the contest participants or to answer questions
about your own work.
Career Forum - Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Organized by the TMS Young Leader Committee, this session will feature speakers
from various stages of their careers and diverse materials science backgrounds to
discuss how to navigate a successful career path in materials.