Fostering important mentoring relationships is a critical outcome for the Foundation’s programs focused on strengthening and developing young professionals to meet the essential needs of the minerals, metals, and materials community.

At the TMS 2018 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2018), the TMS Foundation kicked off its 25th Anniversary Celebration by honoring the important role that mentors play in shaping the careers of TMS members and, by extension, the minerals, metals, and materials community. Meeting participants were asked to write the name of their mentor on a leaf that was added to the TMS “family tree.”

The activity is replicated on this page, with the names of 140 mentors and 80 mentees included. Use the dropdown box below to select an individual and see who they have mentored or who has been their mentor. Discover new connections on your own “branch” of the TMS family tree!

* You must be a TMS member to add to the tree, but mentors do not need to be members.

Grow the TMS Family Tree

Don’t see your mentor listed? TMS member can add their name(s) to the TMS family tree by filling out this simple form.

Honor Your Mentor with a Gift to the TMS Foundation

Because the TMS Foundation nurtures future leaders of science and engineering, a gift in honor or memory of an influential mentor or colleague ensures that their work will be continued by future generations. Identify your gift as a tribute on the online contribution form.

In addition to recognition on the Annual Giving Honor Roll and promotional materials, a special tribute card will also be sent to your designated recipient. For questions about making a donation, please e-mail TMS Foundation staff or call at 1-724-776-9000.