The TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition presents students with invaluable opportunities to learn more about the minerals, metals, and materials professions; to network with professionals and peers; and to compete in contests that offer cash prizes or valuable recognition.
Don’t Forget Your Student ID!
Every student who registers for the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition at the student rate will be asked to show a valid student ID when they pick up their badges at the registration desk. This is the only way to make sure you receive the deeply discounted student attendee rate on the conference. So please—when you pack your bags for San Diego, don’t forget to bring your student ID!
Looking to earn some spending money during TMS2017? Consider applying to be a student monitor, where you will assist session chairs with room lighting, notify staff of audio/visual equipment problems, and take attendance.
Student Monitor Assignments for TMS2017
Please Note: TMS will not be assigning sessions in advance of the meeting for TMS2017. Instead, student monitors are asked to review the list of sessions provided so that they are prepared to make their selections onsite. No assignments will be made in advance of the meeting.
We are past the deadline to receive applications for student monitor opportunities in advance of the meeting. However, you can still complete the application onsite to participate.
Please review the student monitor responsibilities.
Report to the Programming Support Desk located outside Hall B1 in the San Diego Convention Center to complete the application form at 7:00 a.m. on the day you are available to monitor sessions.
Review the TMS2017 Session List to be ready to select your session assignments onsite at TMS2017.
TMS2017 Materials Bowl
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 3
Elimination Rounds – Noon to 3:30 p.m.
Championship Round – 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Come and watch teams of undergraduate and graduate students compete in a materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition. The winning team will take home the Materials Bowl trophy, as well as cash prizes for themselves and their student chapters. Play along to test your materials knowledge or cheer on your favorite school.
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 5
Take a break and have some fun at this informal social event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with professionals in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided.
Student-Run Symposium: Building Bridges—Connecting Academic and Industry Research
Date: Monday, February 27
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 22
Five graduate students from the University of Alabama are organizing this special symposium, which will focus on the link between these two often separate forms of research—academic and industrial—with the goal of exploring opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships. Organizers include Katherine Vinson, Omar Rodriguez, Ben White, Dallin Barton, and Rachel White.
Student Poster Contest
Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Hall B
Judging and Presentation of Posters: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Stop by and browse the student poster displays at your leisure or attend the official judging session to ask questions of the participants. If you are participating in the student poster contest, you must be present at the judging session to answer questions about your work.
Student Career Forum
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Location: Marriott Marquis Marina Hotel, Point Loma/Solana Room
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
"When should I start my job search?" "Should I continue to graduate school or begin my career?" "How important is networking to my career?" If you find yourself asking questions like these about your future, then you should attend the Student Career Forum. Organized by the TMS Young Professional 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 the fields of minerals, metals, and materials.
2017 TMS Bladesmithing Competition
Judging Session Date: Tuesday, February 28
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, TMS2017 Exhibit Hall, Booth #1147
View an exhibit of knife and sword blades forged by your fellow minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering students—and learn how they did it. Blades will be on display Monday through Wednesday in the TMS2017 Exhibit Hall.