Undergraduate Student Events

The TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition 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 the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

2021 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 an Abstract

Learn more about the contest rules and submit your abstract through ProgramMaster.

Deadline to submit a poster abstract is December 4, 2020.

TMS2021 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.

Submit a Materials Bowl Application

To participate in the 2021 competition, the student chapter chair or faculty advisor should submit a Materials Bowl application by December 15, 2020.

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