Best Paper Contest

Material Advantage student members are invited to submit their most eloquent essays on global or national issues or their finest technical research papers for the TMS Best Paper Contest. This contest is open to all Material Advantage student members, both undergraduate and graduate, and papers can relate to any field of metallurgy or materials science. We encourage you to display original thought and creativity in the development of your essay, but the work should also include a comprehensive bibliography.

Award Details

A total of four papers are recognized each year: two recipients are selected in the undergraduate division and two in the graduate division. Award recipients can receive up to $250 to offset the cost of traveling to the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition to accept their award in person. This award is funded through the TMS Foundation. 

Visit the following Best Paper Contest award pages for entry qualifications and submission guidelines and to view a listing of past winners.

  • TMS Best Paper Contest - Graduate - 1st Place
  • TMS Best Paper Contest - Graduate - 2nd Place
  • TMS Best Paper Contest - Undergraduate - 1st Place
  • TMS Best Paper Contest - Undergraduate - 2nd Place

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