Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 4 (DMMM4)

March 2-3, 2022
Co-located with the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

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Learn novel, actionable, and measurable approaches to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and profession, while also gaining the skills, knowledge, and inspiration you need to implement them. Plan now to attend the Fourth Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Profession (DMMM4), taking place March 2-3, with all programming included as part of your TMS2022 registration.

Visit the DMMM4 Program Details page for additional session and speaker information.

Featured Speakers

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

All-Summit Keynote Session

The Road to Equity and Inclusion: Lessons Learned on the Journey
Keynote Presentation

Viola L. Acoff
Associate Dean University of Alabama

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

Career Development Tools and Strategies

Stacie LeSure, Founder and Senior Researcher, Engineers for Equity
Presentation Title: "Bruised But Not Broken: Storytelling as a Method to Share to the Experiences and Persistence Strategies of African American Women in Engineering Degree Programs"

STEM Outreach Case Studies and Best Practices

Suveen N. Mathaudhu, Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
Presentation Title: "Materials Calisthenics: Harnessing your Interests to Inspire Diverse Audiences"

Jessica A. Krogstad, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Presentation Title: "Building Effective STEM Outreach Programs"

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Morning Concurrent Sessions

The Invisible Pipeline: Recruitment/Retention of Underrepresented Minorities

Gabriel O. Ilevbare, Ph.D., Manager, Materials Science and Engineering Department / Idaho National Laboratory
Presentation Title: "Building an Inclusively Diverse Workforce at Idaho National Laboratory"

Ashleigh R. Wright, Associate Director, Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Presentation Title: "Stop Playing Diversity with Underrepresented Minority Faculty"

Combating Biases in STEM

Blythe Gore Clark

Blythe Gore Clark, Research and Development Department Manager, Sandia National Laboratories

Presentation Title: "Mitigating Implicit Bias as Individuals and Institutions"

Katie Thomas, Associate Human Resources Director, Organizational Development and Culture / Idaho State University
Presentation Title: "Leveraging a Strengths-based Approach to Diversity and Inclusion"

Afternoon All-Summit Closing Plenary

Engaging Those with Physical, Cognitive or Sensory Challenges
Keynote Presentation

Lawrence Fung
Director, Stanford Neurodiversity Project
Stanford University
Presentation Title: "Maximizing the Potential of Neurodiversity in the Employment and Educational Settings"

TMS Foundation

DMMM4 programming is made possible through the generous support of the TMS Foundation.

The DMMM4 Organizing Committee would also like to thank the following organizations for their support of the program:

  • The TMS Technical Division Councils: Extraction & Processing; Functional Materials; Light Metals; Materials Processing & Manufacturing; Structural Materials.
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore

DMMM4 has been developed with the guidance of the 2018 STEM Inclusion Study, funded by the National Science Foundation. Programming is structured within four thematic pillars to provide attendees with an engaging and results-oriented experience:

Inspiring: Leaders in the field will offer motivation and courage for change through their own experiences and journeys in overcoming adversity or making a significant, positive impact in their own workplaces.

Learning: Sessions will feature case studies and detailed information of how DEI strategies were implemented, with an emphasis on defining measurable outcomes.

Doing: Small group, hands-on interactive sessions will enable attendees to develop specific skills that can be applied or shared with others in the workplace.

Sharing: Interactive panel discussions and facilitated small group sessions will give attendees the opportunity to explore complex questions, gain feedback, and contribute to outputs that will guide the future actions of both attendees and the TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, including program development for future Diversity Summits.

We look forward to seeing you at DMMM4!