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In addition to the other scholarships and student awards sponsored by TMS, student members have the opportunity to participate in these contests and competitions. Additional competition opportunities can be found on the
View Material Advantage web site.
TMS Materials Bowl
Material Advantage chapters are invited to participate in the TMS Materials Bowl, held each
year at the TMS Annual Meeting. Chapters select a team of two-to-four
chapter members to represent their school in a “Jeopardy”-style knowledge and
trivia competition. The team may consist of a mix of undergraduates with up to
two graduate students. Teams compete in elimination rounds, a semi-final match
and championship game for cash prizes.
Prizes: Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning
chapter receives $500. The second place team receives $500 for the
How to Apply: To participate, a team must have its student chapter
chairperson or faculty advisor complete and submit the official
Materials Bowl application. You must apply no later than December 1 of the
year prior to the TMS Annual Meeting at which your chapter plans to compete.
Student Poster Contests
The five technical divisions of TMS are very excited to sponsor the student poster contest held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in this dynamic and interactive event.
Each of the technical divisions will award $500 to the best undergraduate poster and $500 to the best graduate poster.
A top prize will be awarded by TMS for the “Best of Show” poster with $500 going to the overall best posters in the
undergraduate and graduate divisions.
Contest Participant Qualifications
In addition to developing poster presentations of technical interest to individuals in the various technical divisions, participants must satisfy the following qualifications:
- Authors must be full-time students who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.
Authors must register to attend the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition and be present to put-up and take-down the posters.
- Authors must be present during a scheduled “Exhibit Showing” (similar to a science fair) to answer questions and discuss their work.
- Each author may use up to a 45” x 45” space. If poster exceeds this space, it will be neither presented nor eligible for contest. (Authors are assigned display numbers prior to the conference to designate where presentations should be posted.)
- Visual aids that could clarify the results of your own work are encouraged. Do not, however, post your paper text. Graphics should be simple, colorful, well labeled and clear. The title should be written in letters 2- to 5-cm high, and all material should be readable from a distance of 2 m.
To participate, visit the TMS
Annual Meeting website, then visit ProgramMaster to complete and submit your
application. Log in (or register as a new user), click on the meeting icon and
select “Technical Division Student Poster Contest” from the list.
Powder Materials Presentation Contest
Sponsored by the Powder Metallurgy Committee of the TMS Materials Processing &
Manufacturing Division, the annual Powder Materials Student Presentation Contest
honors the best technical presentation at a TMS-sponsored meeting by a student
in the powder materials field. The winner must attend MS&T and present his/her paper,
and to receive the $500 travel award.
Eligibility: The presentation must be made by an undergraduate or graduate student on his/her powder-based materials research. It must pertain to the field of powder materials synthesis, processing and/or characterization and be presented either at a Powder Materials Committee-sponsored symposium or a TMS general abstract session at MS&T.
To Apply: Both an abstract of the proposed presentation and a completed
Application Form must be submitted to the chair of the Powder Materials Committee by February 15 of the year in which the paper will be presented. The committee will review all applications and announce the winner by e-mail at least two weeks before the abstract submission deadline for MS&T. The award check will be presented at the Powder Materials Committee meeting held at MS&T. For more information, contact the chair of the Powder Metallurgy Committee.
Student Travel Grants
The society's technical divisions offer a limited number of travel grants up to $500 each to student members interested in attending the TMS annual or fall meetings. Assistance is now provided by the five TMS technical divisions for the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Students receiving travel grants are responsible for making their own meeting registration and travel
To Apply: Complete the Travel Grant Application (PDF)
and submit with a letter of interest (your letter should mention the division's
technical programming in which you are interested) to:
TMS Student Travel Grants
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
Fax: (724) 776-3770
Telephone: (724) 776-9000, ext. 232
Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the appropriate sponsoring
division, and this group will select the award recipients.
Student members are can apply for scholarship loan funding from the Women's Auxiliary to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. For details on the conditions of application and amounts available, contact The Woman's Auxiliary to the AIME 12999 E. Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, Colorado 80112; Telephone: (303) 948-4200. Or visit the
Scholarship Information website.
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