The 3rd Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Profession (DMMM3) will include the presentation of the Frank Crossley Diversity Award and The Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award.
Consider submitting a nomination for a colleague or friend who you believe meets the qualifications for either TMS diversity award through the Professional Honors & Recognition Program. View more information on each award through the Professional Honors & Awards Recognition page. The deadline to submit nominations each year is April 1.
The TMS Frank Crossley Diversity Award recognizes an individual who has overcome personal, professional, educational, cultural, or institutional adversity to pursue a career in minerals, metals, and/or materials.
Frank Crossley is a TMS/AIME member who joined in 1947. He made significant technical contributions to the field—most notably related to titanium and aerospace. As the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering, his non-technical achievements were equally inspiring, paving the way for many others to follow.
Associate Professor, Al Isra University
The TMS Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award recognizes an individual who has helped or inspired others to overcome personal, professional, educational, cultural, or institutional adversity to pursue a career in minerals, metals, and/or materials.
Ellen Swallow Richards (1842 – 1911) was the first woman admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the first U.S. professional degreed female scientist. She was also the first female member of TMS’ antecedent organization, AIME. Among many accomplishments, Richards was a metallurgist and is widely recognized as the founder of the ecology field.
Professor & Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Citation : For her outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion in engineering, her development of innovative programs for students, and her leadership in engineering education.
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