Strategic Goals

Where is TMS going in the future? The TMS Board of Directors, working closely with TMS staff, identified five strategic priority areas for the society as part of its 2018 Strategic Plan, adopted by the Board in 2014. The plan's strategic goals, presented on this page, reflect some of TMS's key values and will guide the society's major decisions through 2018:

Goal 1.
Advance diversity and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials profession 

Objectives:

  • Make TMS a welcoming and engaging professional society for all TMS constituencies
  • Organize the minerals, metals, and materials community at large to develop and share authoritative data and tools relevant to diversity in the community
  • Be the diversity and inclusion message leader in the minerals, metals, and materials community


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Goal 2.
Accelerate industrial engagement in TMS

Objectives:

  • Identify the key needs of the minerals, metals, and materials industrial communities that are served, or that could be served, by TMS
  • Provide diverse meeting and professional development platforms that are impactful and relevant for industrial participants
  • Develop opportunities to connect employers with prospective employees


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Goal 3.
Globally expand the portfolio of international activities

Objectives:

  • Provide mechanisms for non-U.S. constituents to participate meaningfully in TMS activities
  • Collaborate with global minerals, metals, and materials community partners to effectively reach and serve non-U.S. based students and professionals
  • Identify international market opportunities and develop events, products, and services for the minerals, metals, and materials community worldwide


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Goal 4.
Advance materials solutions for energy and environmental challenges

Objectives:

  • Serve as the programming, publishing, and networking home for minerals, metals, and materials energy and sustainability topics
  • Develop guidance for the materials for energy community, inclusive of lightweighting and energy generation, storage, and transmission
  • Develop a strong minerals, metals, and materials profile in unconventional oil and gas technologies


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Goal 5.
Be the natural home and advocate for materials and manufacturing innovation

Objectives:

  • Strengthen TMS’s role in the global Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), 3D Materials Science (3DMS), and manufacturing communities
  • Establish TMS as the home for minerals, metals, and materials professionals in additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  • Encourage public understanding within key stakeholder communities of the importance of materials and manufacturing innovation


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