Graduate Student Events

The TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition 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)

2022 TMS Technical Division Student Poster Contest

Students are invited to submit posters of their research related to each of the five TMS technical divisions: Extraction & Processing (EPD), Functional Materials (FMD), Light Metals (LMD), Materials Processing & Manufacturing (MPMD), and Structural Materials (SMD). One winning graduate poster and one winning undergraduate poster will be selected in each technical division. Learn more about the contest rules and submit your abstract through ProgramMaster. Deadline to submit a poster abstract is December 10, 2021.

TMS2022 Materials Bowl

Material Advantage chapters are invited to participate in the Materials Bowl, held each year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Chapters select a team of two to four members to represent their school in a materials-themed knowledge and trivia competition. The team may consist of up to two graduate students. Teams compete in elimination rounds, a semi-final match, and championship game for cash prizes. Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning chapter receives $500. The second-place team receives $500 for their chapter. To participate in the 2022 competition, the student chapter chair or faculty advisor should submit a Materials Bowl application by December 15, 2021.

2022 TMS Bladesmithing Competition

This competition challenges students from universities around the world to explore concepts such as heat transfer, coke combustion, forging, welding, and quenching by producing a real blade. Team registration for the 2022 competition is now closed. Learn more about Bladesmthing.

Student Career Forum

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
"When should I start my job search?" "Should I continue to graduate school or begin my career?" "How important is networking to my career?" If you find yourself asking questions like these about your future, then you should attend the Student Career Forum. Organized by the TMS Young Professional Committee, this session will feature speakers from various stages of their careers and diverse materials science backgrounds to discuss how to navigate a successful career path in the fields of minerals, metals, and materials.

View highlights from TMS2020 Career Forum.

Young Professional Activities

Young Professional Workshop on Preparing a Winning Application Package

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In this workshop, instructors from universities, national laboratories, and industry will share their experiences in obtaining and/or recruiting entry-level positions (postdocs, tenure-track faculty positions, etc.) and help guide the young professional on their journey from recent graduate to career professional. There is no additional cost to attend for TMS2022 registrants, but pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is February 25, 2022.