The TMS Foundation provides funding to numerous programs aimed at encouraging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) involvement among students. These efforts help ensure the future of the minerals, metals, and materials professions.
The centerpiece of the TMS Bladesmithing program is a hotly contested competition, held every other year at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, that challenges student teams to forge their own blade. In alternate years, students have the opportunity to present their current work on bladesmithing topics at the TMS Bladesmithing Symposium.
This program brings concepts from the classroom to life for students and sparks a genuine excitement about their studies. Find out more about the program or view past competition entries on the Bladesmithing page.
TMS’s Materials Explorers™ high school STEM outreach program is supported in part by the TMS Foundation. Materials Explorers™ is a free curriculum that brings science to life for students by connecting STEM concepts with science fiction, fantasy, pop culture and real-world technologies. It also connects students with real-life role models by bringing TMS members into the classroom to talk about careers in STEM.
Other Outreach Programs
Other STEM outreach initiatives supported by the TMS Foundation include student participation in the Electronic Materials Conference and ASM Foundation Materials Camps.