Graduate Student Events

TMS2021 Virtual is an ideal place for graduate students to create the professional networks essential to building a successful career. We encourage you to participate in all of the meeting’s student activities—which are designed for both graduate and undergraduate students—but we also encourage you to look to the next phase of your career by attending some of our young professional activities.  

Student Events (for Graduates and Undergraduates)

It’s Not All Zoom & Gloom Student Trivia Contest

Date: Monday, March 15
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this fun student trivia competition. Like the Materials Bowl typically held at the TMS Annual Meeting, this event tests students knowledge of all things related to materials and TMS. Unlike the annual Materials Bowl, this event is open to all students participating in TMS2021. No advance sign-up is required, and you don't need a team to compete. Just try to correctly answer as many of the multiple-choice questions as you can. The top three scores will receive prizes. See you there!

Student Poster Contest

Date: Monday, March 15
Browse your fellow students' work and submit questions during the Monday evening poster contest session. Students who submitted posters for this event will receive additional details from the TMS Programming Team on how to upload and present their work. (Please note that the deadline to submit posters for this session has already passed.)

Student Career Forum

Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
Join us to hear from early-career professionals, as they offer advice and share stories of how they arrived at their current positions. Then find answers to your questions during the live Q&A portion of the session.

Preparing a Winning Resume Package

Date: Wednesday, March 17 
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT
At this popular annual meeting session, instructors with backgrounds at national laboratories, universities, and industry share their experiences in obtaining and/or recruiting entry-level positions (postdocs, tenure-track faculty positions, etc.) View their presentations and then join in a live Q&A session. No pre-registration is required; just mark your calendars and plan to join us.

Young Professional Activities

View these presentations by early-career professionals delivered at TMS2021 Virtual.

Young Innovator in the Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing Award Lecture

Speaker: Michael Kirka, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Lecture Title: "Additive Manufacturing of High-Temperature Metals: Present and Future Opportunities"
Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: 11:00 a.m. EDT

Young Professional Tutorial Lecture

Date: Tuesday, March 16
Time: Noon to 1:05 p.m. EDT

Speaker: Wei Xiong, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: "Integrated Computational Materials Design for Alloy Additive Manufacturing"

Speaker: James Pikul, University of Pennsylvania

Lecture Title: "Electrochemical Healing of Metals: A New Way to Repair Additive and Cellular Metals at Room Temperature"