Final Program

Summit Dates: July 29-31, 2014


The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society

American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers

Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences

National Academy of Engineering

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Society of Women Engineers






TimkenSteel Corporation

American Association of Engineering Societies

American Institute of Chemical Engineers

Association for Iron & Steel Technology

Association for Women in Science

The American Ceramic Society

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Foundation

University Materials Council

Registration & Housing/Travel
The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1): Honoring the First Female Member of AIME: Ellen Swallow Richards
July 29–31, 2014 * National Academy of Sciences Building (2101 Constitution Ave, NW)* Washington, DC
The pioneers. The achievers. The first in their field. They succeed and break new ground for the rest of us.
The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions breaks new ground in introducing a series of events that are as unique as they are all-encompassing. Beyond keynotes from leaders in the field and beyond theory, this summit provides professional development with practical application to help you sow seeds of diversity and leadership in government, academia, and industry and to harvest improvement in yourself and your organization.
Practical, Solutions-Oriented
You’ll hear from real people in real-world situations about what does and what doesn’t work. Learn from the experience of others who are in all career stages and a variety of professional environments. Understand diversity topics better by hearing from experienced, internationally-known experts. Get involved in interactive working sessions led by professional facilitators to identify key issues and make recommendations on how to improve diversity in the minerals, metals and materials professions.
It’s a meeting that is practical and authentic and gives you real tools for real issues. You will leave this summit with what you need to make diversity happen in your environment. Outputs include:
  • practical new skills
  • practical new solutions
  • a diversity toolkit, developed at the summit and available online by fall 2014
  • a final report of the summit, available online by fall 2014
You will become part of the solution with interactive, working sessions that harness the power of the group to identify challenges, strategies, resources, and recommendations. The key ideas of the group will be documented in a final report that you can use to implement in your organization.
All Encompassing
The summit focuses on key diversity and inclusion challenges, solutions, and advice for early career and mid-career professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials fields. With panel sessions and working sessions on leadership as well as state-of-the-art thinking from well-known and respected experts in the field of diversity and inclusion topics, the summit also provides professional development for anyone in science and engineering.
If you can only attend one diversity training in 2014, DMMM1, with all of these opportunities under one roof, should be your choice.
  • Early career and mid-career professionals and leaders in the minerals, metals, and materials fields
  • Professionals in Government, Industry, and Academia
  • Human Resources Professionals & Diversity Officers in science and engineering organizations
Summit Organizers
  • Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University (Chair)
  • Viola Acoff, University of Alabama
  • Eliana Fu, Titanium Metals Corporation
  • Mary Korpi, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Alexis Lewis, National Science Foundation
  • Kray Luxbacher, Virginia Tech
  • Jonathan Madison, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Michele Manuel, University of Florida
Advisory Organizers
  • Wayne Jones, University of Michigan (Advisory Committee Chair)
  • Diran Apelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Cynthia Belt, Independent Consultant
  • Keith Bowman, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ellen Cerreta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Julie Christodoulou, Office of Naval Research
  • Carol Handwerker, Purdue University
  • Joy Hines Forsmark, Ford Motor Company
  • Beth Lewis, PCC Forged Products
  • Oladele Ogunseitan, University of California, Irvine
  • Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jonathan Ransom, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Linda Schadler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute