2002 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition: Student Information

February 17–21 · 2002 TMS ANNUAL MEETING · Seattle, Washington


Student members of TMS may attend the technical sessions, exhibits and lectures held Monday through Thursday on a complimentary basis. Registration for students who are not members is $25, which will be applied toward a TMS Student Membership in 2002.

The TMS 2002 Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers students, interested in materials science and engineering, a variety of opportunities to gather technical information, explore career possibilities, and network with students and professionals in the field.

4th Annual TMS Student Poster Session

This students-only Poster Session is held in conjunction with the 2002 TMS Annual Meeting. Presentations will be displayed on 4’ x 4’ poster boards; no formal presentation is required. The Poster Session will begin Monday, February 18 and remain in place through Wednesday, February 20 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center on the South Level 6, West Lobby. Annual Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to vote for the “Best Poster,” with the winning poster receiving $500.

Student Travel Assistance

TMS Technical Division Student Travel Scholarships—This program sponsored by the TMS technical divisions can help pay your travel expense. Students receiving travel scholarships are responsible for making their own travel and hotel arrangements and registering for the meeting. To apply for travel assistance, send a letter of application and state why you wish to attend the 131st TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Seattle, WA, by December 14, 2001. Name the TMS division in whose technical programming you are most interested, MPMD, SMD, or EMPMD, and include complete information on how you can be contacted. You must be a TMS student member to qualify. If we cannot contact you, your award will be forfeited. A subcommittee of the appropriate sponsoring division will review your letter and select the applicants to receive the travel scholarships. Those receiving travel scholarships will be contacted by TMS shortly after a decision is made. Send letters of application to:

TMS, Attn: Tara Oprosky
184 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086 USA
Fax: (724) 776-3770

TMS Student Chapters—Don’t forget to select a representative and submit the TMS Travel Reimbursement Program form, granting each chapter up to $500 per year to send student(s) to TMS conferences!

Graduate Students!

Attend the 5th TMS Graduate Student Leaders Program Meeting on Monday, February 18, in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers from 11:00 am -12:00 pm. Meet with members of the Student Affairs Committee and your peers to assist in the development of this TMS student program geared specifically toward graduate students. Attendance is limited to graduate students. Register in advance by January 21 to: Tara Oprosky, TMS Membership Coordinator, (724)776-9000, ext. 259,

Student Session Monitors

All monitors must report to Authors’ Coffee each morning they are scheduled to monitor sessions. Each monitor must check in at the desk to obtain the session sheets and then report to the assigned table to meet with the speakers and session chairs. Authors’ coffee begins at 7:15 AM in the South Level 6, Room 6E at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center. Monitors positions are limited and will be assigned on a first-come basis. Monitors who do not check in before 8:00 AM will have their session reassigned. Any students wishing to monitor who have not previously completed a work form, may report to the authors’ coffee by 8:00 AM.

TMS Student Leaders Career Forum

Sunday, February 17, 2002
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers

Dr. Rod Guthrie, McGill University
Mr. Keith Poole, Ispat Inland, Inc
Dr. Mary Wells, University of British Columbia

Choosing and pursuing an appropriate professional career path, either industrial or academic, is the ultimate vision of any metals and materials student. How should you prepare to lay the groundwork for this transition into the professional world? The TMS Student Leaders Career Forum will address the many pertinent issues that face students today. The Forum will feature key figures from both academia and industry who have “been there and done that”, and will provide personal insight on preparation strategies, and how to develop a rewarding career and quality of life that is both balanced and fulfilling. Speakers will also address personal dilemmas and apprehensions of participating students during an interactive session that will follow the presentations.

Student Faculty Mixer

Sunday, February 17, 2002
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers, Grand Ballroom C
Sponsored by the TMS Student Affairs Committee

The traditional TMS Student/Faculty Mixer is scheduled for Sunday evening, February 17, from 8:00-10:30 pm. Beer*, soft drinks, and snacks will be provided. This event is intended to welcome students to the TMS Annual Meeting, and all students and university faculty are invited to attend!

Display school pride! Everyone -even faculty!- is encouraged to display school pride by wearing school colors to this casual event.

Donate a door prize! Student Chapters are encouraged to use their creativity and donate an item as a door prize! TMS will also be donating items, with a grand prize surprise! The more prizes donated, the better your chance to win!

Dance and enjoy! The DJ will play the tunes, the beer will be flowing, and snacks will be all around! Come see old friends and make new ones!

*Note: In accordance with the Washington State Law, alcoholic beverages will be served only to attendees who are 21 years of age or older; proper photo ID with birth date must be presented upon entry. Watch your student chapter mail for further details.

Young Leaders

Attention Professional Members Under Age 35!

You are invited to attend the TMS Young Leaders Business Meeting and Reception on Sunday, February 17, in the Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers. Business meeting will be held from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM in the Juniper Room and the Reception will be from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in room 420.

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