New Locations for DMMM4 Sessions
Several locations have changed for the fourth summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM4) events since the TMS2022 Conference Guide was printed. Please take note of the following updated locations for Wednesday:
Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Marriott, OC Ballroom
DMMM4 All-Summit Keynote
8:30 a.m. to Noon
Marriott, Grand Ballroom F
STEM Outreach Case Studies and Best Practices Session
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Anaheim Marriott, Marquis Ballroom Northeast
DMMM4 Networking Zone
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Marriott, OC Ballroom
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center Ticket Booth
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Hall C Lobby
Member Welcome Center, Programming Support Desk, and App Support Desk
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, 2nd Floor
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Hall C Exhibit
Light Metals Division Luncheon
Markus A. Reuter, SMS Group
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E, 3rd Floor
TMS-AIME Awards Ceremony
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marriott, Platinum Ballroom 6
Health and Safety Reminder
Thank you to all TMS2022 attendees for cooperating with our COVID Clearance process and health and safety protocols. To keep everyone safe and healthy throughout the conference, please make sure you mask properly indoors, except when actively eating and drinking or presenting at a podium. Extra masks are available at the Registration desk in the Hall C Lobby or the Member Welcome Center on the second floor at the convention center. Please also try to socially distance whenever possible and wash your hands frequently. If you are not feeling well, please stay in your hotel room and seek testing. Information on COVID-19 testing resources can be found on the TMS2022 Health and Safety web page
. Your following these guidelines makes it possible for us to gather again at TMS2022. Thank you!
On-Site COVID Testing
For travelers who must provide a negative COVID test before returning home--or for anyone who needs a COVID test--on-site testing will be available for a fee in Room 205B of the Anaheim Convention Center today and tomorrow. PCR next-day results are available for $99 and rapid PCR two-hour results are available for $159. No appointment is necessary. You may simply come to Room 205B for a test. If you would prefer to schedule an appointment ahead of time, you can do so through this link
(which is also available through the TMS2022 Health and Safety web page
Lost and Found
If there are any items you have misplaced during the meeting, stop by the Registration Desk in the Anaheim Convention Center. A few pairs of glasses and other items have been found and can be retrieved at the registration desk on Wednesday or Thursday.
Scenes from Tuesday at TMS2022
TMS2022 All-Conference Plenary
"Jim's story is a TMS story," said Ellen Cerreta, 2021 TMS president, as she introduced the TMS2022 All-Conference Plenary speaker, Jim Yurko
. Yurko is senior distinguished engineer at Apple Materials Engineering and has an extensive history of involvement in TMS. His plenary talk, "Alloy Design at Apple," discussed the role that materials play in making Apple products a reality and in reducing Apple's environmental footprint. But it also told the story of how Yurko and his team found solutions to pressing design and sustainability problems with the help of collaborators they met through TMS. "We depend on the research community to develop these solutions and then we look to see if we can pull them into our toolkit. I really want to emphasize to the industry folks in the crowd: TMS is amazing for this. This is our one-stop shop where we can work with people in this large research community and get what we need in a mutually beneficial relationship."
Following the presentation, Yurko took questions from the audience and was presented with a commemorative coin recognizing his role as plenary speaker.
"Sustainability is one of those topics that people have been talking about for a long time and will give lip service, but it's really happening," said Paul Krajewski
(pictured, left) of General Motors Global Research and Development Center. Krajewski delivered the featured talk at Tuesday's Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Luncheon. As part of his presentation, "An Automotive View of Sustainability," he provided some highlights of what is being done in the industry. From advancing autonomous vehicles and converting plants to solar power to better end-of-life recycling, sustainability in the automotive industry goes beyond just fuel economy. "Sustainability is more than a buzzword; it's impacting all aspects of the automotive business," he said.
During the luncheon, both the EPD and MPMD recognized students and professional members with division-level awards, including scholarships, young professional development awards, and division service awards. A complete listing of division- and society-level award recipients at TMS2022 can be found in the awards ceremony section of the TMS2022 Conference Guide.
2022 Bladesmithing Competition Winners Announced
On Tuesday night, attendees gathered to celebrate the teams and submissions for the 2022 Bladesmithing Competition. In total, 18 blades were submitted for consideration. Garry Warren, chair of the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees, and Michael West, Bladesmithing committee chair, offered opening remarks and commendations to the teams.
The TMS Wadsworth-Sherby Bladesmithing Grand Prize, presented by Jeff Wadsworth in honor of Oleg Sherby, was awarded to Missouri University of Science and Technology
. The second place prize recipient was the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology,
and the third place awardee was the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
received an honorable mention. Additional citations were also awarded to deserving teams in the following areas: Beauty to Texas A&M University
and the University of California, Berkeley;
Creative Use of Materials to Arizona State University;
and Resourcefulness to Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Make sure to view the winning blades, and the rest of the submissions, in Exhibit Hall C from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. today.
Furnace Tapping Keynote and Panel Discussion
Keynote speaker Isabelle Nolet
of Hatch (pictured, bottom left) presented updated industry survey information for platinum group metal/nickel tapping practices during Tuesday morning's Furnace Tapping 2022 livestreamed session. Goals of the updated survey (based on a survey initially developed in 2014) include better understanding of emerging trends and sharing of best practices. The survey explored information provided by 14 participating companies from 13 countries.
Following Nolet's presentation, five panelists explored the theme of "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Furnace Tapping." Each of the panelists delivered a brief presentation on the theme, and then the panel fielded audience questions. Discussions ranged from what an ideal environment might look like to where improvements can be made in current environments, with much discussion centered on safety for operators. The panel was moderated by Gerardo Alvear Flores, Rio Tinto
Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture
Working in academia is not a work life balance, but more a “work life integration,” said Fadi Abdeljawad,
2022 TMS Early Faculty Fellow Award recipient, in his presentation “Navigating the Academic Life: A Personal Perspective” at the Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon Lecture. Abdeljawad provided attendees with an overview of his career path and education to begin. His presentation focused on ways he has learned to navigate in the academic field and advice for those considering it as a career path. He explored his methods for staying sane, such as unplugging from technology and taking time for hobbies, as well as what skills have allowed him to be effective in academia, such as time management, being an active learner, and reading voraciously. Abdeljawad discussed some of the recent projects he has worked on and his advice on making a career in academia successful.
Career Development for Students and Young Professionals
Students gathered to ask questions and hear from a distinguished panel on career paths at the Student Career Forum
yesterday afternoon. The panel of five experts represented industry, academia, and government and began by providing an overview of their own experiences and career journeys followed by questions from graduate and undergraduate students. This interactive session offered students experiences and advice on many topics, including how to transition from academia to industry, how to market yourself and your skills for employment, how to find the right field for your expertise, research opportunities, and more.
Students and young professionals could then join Moshen Asle Zaeem, Colorado School of Mines, and several panelists for the Preparing A Winning Application Package Workshop
. This session covered best practices for the job application process, from creating your resume to interviewing. The presenters provided in-depth details on all the parts of a winning application and offered some advice on the process. Panelists also encouraged attendees to remember that this process is not only about the employer finding the right fit for them, but also the prospective employee finding the right fit for themselves too.
DMMM4 Preview and Networking Mixer
The Fourth Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM4) opened on Tuesday evening at the DMMM4 Preview and Networking Mixer. Participants met with speakers and DMMM4 organizers to begin making connections with other attendees, preparing for the next two days of programming and activities. Programming for DMMM4 begins today and is open to all TMS2022 attendees.
Acta Materialia Symposium and Award Session
Four award recipients were honored at the Acta Materialia Symposium on Tuesday afternoon, delivering presentations on topics that ranged from engaging underrepresented groups in education to jet engines and green steel. Pictured, from left to right, are David Dye
of Imperial College, Acta Materialia Silver Medal Lecturer; Alexander Michaelis
of Fraunhofer Institute of Ceramic Technologies and Systems, IKTS, Acta Materialia Hollomon Award for Materials and Society recipient; and Amber Genau
of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, recipient of the Mary Fortune Global Diversity Lecture. Dierk Raabe
of the Max-Planck lnstitut fur Eisenforschung delivered the Acta Materialia Gold Medal Lecture remotely.
Also at this session, Christopher Schuh,
coordinating editor/governor for Acta Materialia, Inc., presented the Acta student awards. He congratulated the recipients on having their work selected for recognition from a few thousand papers with student involvement that are submitted each year.
TMS Foundation Donor Appreciation Dinner
Garry W. Warren, chair of the TMS Foundation Board of Trustees (2016–2022) and a member of the Gold Honorific Society, welcomed top donors to Tuesday’s Donor Appreciation Dinner at Morton’s The Steakhouse in Anaheim. "Despite the many challenges that the pandemic caused over the last two years—financially, professionally, and personally—TMS members and donors stepped up and made sure the Foundation had the resources needed to strengthen our profession through research, education, collaboration, and fostering a diverse workforce," Warren said.
During the event, Warren presented pins to donors who reached new levels of giving in 2020 and 2021. The following individuals were inducted into new levels of the Honorific Societies:
Newly Inducted 2020 Honorific Society Members
Corbett C. Battaile, Brad L. Boyce, Ellen K. Cerreta and Carl Trujillo, Amy and Kester Clarke, John A. Howarter, Cesar R. Inostroza, Leah and Paul R. Ohodnicki Jr., Linda S. Schadler, and Olivia D. Underwood Jackson
Viola L. Acoff, James C. Foley, George T. Gray III, Luiz Ortiz, and Lallie and Ray D. Peterson
Joseph D. Defilippi
Newly Inducted 2021 Honorific Society Members
Nancy and Iver E. Anderson, Thomas P. Battle, Paul G. Campbell Jr., Mary and Raymond Decker, Paul Mason, Ann and Dan J. Thoma, Sandi and Brian Thomas, Steven J. Zinkle
Nancy and David Bourell
Cynthia A. Bognar, Tina and Daniel B. Miracle, Mary C. and Robert D. Shull, Joan and James A. Yurko