Undergraduate Student Events

The TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2022) presents students with invaluable opportunities to learn more about the minerals, metals, and materials professions; to network with professionals and peers; and to compete in contests that offer cash prizes and valuable recognition.

Student Competitions

The following competitions are open to undergraduate and graduate students at TMS2022.

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, Functional Materials, Light Metals, Materials Processing & Manufacturing, and Structural Materials. One winning undergraduate poster and one winning graduate poster will be selected in each technical division.

Submit Abstract

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. Chapters select a team of two to four chapter members to represent their school in a materials-themed 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.

Each member of the winning team receives $250, and the winning chapter receives $500. The second-place team receives $500 for their chapter.

Enter the Materials Bowl

To participate in the 2022 competition, the student chapter chair or faculty advisor should submit a Materials Bowl application by December 15, 2021.

Spots are limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, so submit your application early..

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 Bladesmithing.

Student Activities Planned at TMS2022

TMS2022 Materials Bowl

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Even if you aren’t competing in the materials-themed quiz-show competition, you’re welcome to attend the elimination rounds or the final championship round. Play along to test your materials science and engineering knowledge or cheer on your favorite school.

Student Mixer

Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Take a break and have some fun at this informal social event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with professionals in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided.

Student Poster Contest

Date: Monday, February 28, 2022
Stop by and browse the student poster displays at your leisure or attend the official judging session to ask questions of the participants. If you are participating in the student poster contest, you must be present at the judging session to answer questions about your work.

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.