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TMS 2018 Strategic Plan

In October 2014, TMS adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide the society in its growth and development through 2018. The TMS 2018 Strategic Plan consists of five complimentary goals:

Goal 1. Advance diversity and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials profession
Objectives:
  1. Advocate for and act upon the recommendations of the DMMM Summit Series
  2. Organize the minerals, metals, and materials community at large to develop and share authoritative data and tools relevant to diversity in the community
  3. Be the diversity and inclusion message leader in the minerals, metals, and materials community
 
Goal 2. Accelerate industrial engagement in TMS
Objectives:
  1. Identify the key needs of the minerals, metals, and materials industrial communities that are served, or that could be served, by TMS
  2. Provide diverse meeting and professional development platforms that are impactful and relevant for industrial participants
  3. Develop opportunities to connect employers with prospective employees
 
Goal 3. Globally expand the portfolio of international activities
Objectives:
  1. Provide mechanisms for non-U.S. constituents to participate meaningfully in TMS activities
  2. Collaborate with global minerals, metals, and materials community partners to effectively reach and serve non-U.S. based students and professionals.
  3. Identify international market opportunities and develop events, products, and services for the minerals, metals, and materials community worldwide
 
Goal 4. Advance materials solutions for energy and environmental challenges
Objectives:
  1. Serve as the programming, publishing, and networking home for minerals, metals, and materials energy and sustainability topics
  2. Develop guidance for the materials for energy community, inclusive of lightweighting and energy generation, storage, and transmission
  3. Develop strong minerals, metals, and materials profile in unconventional oil and gas technologies
 
Goal 5. Be the natural home and advocate for materials and manufacturing innovation
Objectives:
  1. Strengthen TMS’s role in the global Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), 3D Materials Science (3DMS), and manufacturing communities
  2. Establish TMS as the home for minerals, metals, and materials professionals in additive manufacturing and 3D printing
  3. Encourage public understanding within key stakeholder communities of the importance of materials and manufacturing innovation