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A Week in Washington with TMS

TMS leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. in April to honor a distinguished member of the TMS community and to discuss current legislative issues with members of Congress.

On April 23, Siegfried Hecker (pictured, bottom photo, third from left), a TMS Fellow, was awarded the National Engineering Award by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) during an awards banquet held at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. TMS nominated Hecker through the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) for this prestigious award, which recognizes inspirational leadership and tireless devotion to the improvement of engineering education and the advancement of the engineering profession, as well as the development of sound public policies as an engineer-statesman. Hecker is an internationally recognized expert on nuclear security, nonproliferation and counter terrorism, cooperative nuclear threat reduction, and the global future of nuclear energy. In his acceptance comments, Hecker commented on the importance of the TMS community over the span of his career and said that while people think of him as the “nuclear guy,” his professional career has encompassed all of the sectors supported by TMS: government (Los Alamos National Laboratory), industry (General Motors), and academic (Stanford University). He also underscored the importance of engaging with people worldwide as essential to making progress.

The award was presented by 2018 TMS President Kevin J. Hemker, who described Hecker as “an engineer’s engineer, a scientist’s scientist, a statesman’s statesman, and a mentor’s mentor.” Hemker added, “He has inspired scores of young engineers who have, in their own right, served our country and our profession with untethered distinction.”

Following the ceremony, on April 24 and 25, Hemker and James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director, visited the offices of seven Congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities that can impact TMS members. In talking with Congressional leaders, they focused specifically on the Fair Access to Science & Technology Research Act of 2017, the Scientific Integrity Act, and the BASIC Research Act. For more information on these bills—and the positions that TMS discussed with Congressional leaders—visit the TMS Public and Government Affairs web pages.

Pictured, top photo, from left: Kevin J. Hemker, 2018 TMS President and James J. Robinson, TMS Executive Director. Pictured, bottom photo, from left: Brajendra Mishra, TMS Past President and AAES Board member; Hemker; Siegfried Hecker, TMS Fellow and National Engineering Award recipient; Randy Over, AAES President; John Speer, AIME President and TMS member; and Roland Moreau, AIME Vice President.

TMS2018 Proceedings Volumes Available for Purchase with Exclusive Member Benefits

Did you know that if you are a TMS member, you not only receive 40% off the list price of all TMS proceedings publications, you are also eligible for free shipping anywhere in the world? Use your discount today to purchase print copies of the TMS2018 proceedings volumes and other popular TMS publications. 

The following volumes are currently available from TMS2018:
  • 9th International Symposium on High-Temperature Metallurgical Processing
  • CFD Modeling and Simulation in Materials Processing 2018
  • Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials 2018
  • Energy Technology 2018: Carbon Dioxide Management and Other Technologies
  • Light Metals 2018
  • Magnesium Technology 2018
  • Materials Processing Fundamentals 2018
  • Metal-Matrix Composites Innovations, Advances and Applications: An SMD Symposium in Honor of William C. Harrigan, Jr.
  • Rare Metal Technology
  • TMS 2018 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings

To purchase TMS publications, visit the TMS Bookstore. TMS Members must log in to receive the appropriate discount code.
Know a Promising Future Leader?

Are you looking for leadership development training for yourself or one of your junior employees? Would it help if TMS paid for it? The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Program provides leadership development training specifically for scientists and engineers, and each year, the TMS Foundation provides funding for eight members to participate in this unique training program.

Through the ELA, early-career professionals on track for leadership roles or upper-level management positions in their organizations can strengthen their nontechnical skills in a setting that allows them to interact across disciplines and obtain foundational, executive-level knowledge, while weaving themes of social responsibility and environmental stewardship throughout the training curriculum.   

This year’s Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference will be held November 4–7, 2018 in Falls Church, Virginia, USA. To apply for one of the eight available TMS seats, please send a letter of interest, one to two letters of recommendation, and a resume or curriculum vitae to TMS Awards. The deadline to apply is June 15.

The ELA is a multi-professional society initiative in which TMS and the TMS Foundation are partners, along with TMS’s parent organization, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). Learn more about the ELA.

Pictured are last year’s ELA participants: Front row, from left: Debby Hixon (TMS staff), Valentina Angelici-Avincola, Hamidreza Mohseni, Olivia Underwood (AIME representative), William Hearn (AIME representative), and Babak Arfaei. Back row, from left: Christopher Roberts, Assel Aitkaliyeva, Shawn Coleman, Amber Genau, and Graeme Goodall.