Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 5 (DMMM5)

March 23-27, 2025
Co-located with the TMS 2025 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Summit Program Details

Check this page regularly for session updates and additional speaker details! All DMMM5 programming and networking events take place onsite at TMS2025.

Session 1: A Decade of DMMM Impact

Attendees will review the topics, lessons learned, and progress from the first four DMMM summits with speakers representing the previous summits. In addition to reviewing key ideas and impacts from past summits, the session will explore intersectionality thereby engaging prior attendees and introducing new attendees to foundational themes in this space.

Session 2: Physical & Cognitive Diversity

Continuing on from the introduction of this topic at DMMM4, this session will explore diversity in physical, cognitive, and/or sensory experience. Attendees will discuss how to create and maintain a culture of inclusion and belonging for those with physical and cognitive diversity, and embrace these unique gifts.

Session 3: Taking Actions to Continue Progress

During the closing Plenary of the first DMMM, Mildred Dresselhaus shared that, “Although progress has been made during my career in increasing diversity throughout the various fields of science and technology, equal entry has not yet been achieved. Many reasons will be given why it is in the public interest to achieve this goal…” To further this vision, this session will explore the present day context, drivers, and agents of change that are required to assist individuals, TMS, and society as a whole to support continuing progress in inclusion and diversity.

Session 4: Personal & Professional Development

The final session of DMMM5 will focus on personal and professional development of attendees and on facilitating their growth in the systems and environments in which they work. This will provide an opportunity to celebrate progress made, while concurrently empowering us all and sustaining a positive call to action for the future.