"The professional network that I have developed over the course of my career through the opportunities that were provided to me by the TMS Foundation and my involvement with TMS has been a major factor in my career success to date.
I am passionate about TMS and the mission of the Foundation, as well as the impact that it can have on our emerging scientific and technical talent. I am a true believer in the ‘pay it forward’ philosophy. As engineering professionals, we improve the world around us, today and in the near future, through our daily work. By investing in the success of the next generation of engineering professionals, we are paving the way for a brighter future for our country and society in perpetuity.
The TMS Foundation can truly be the ‘foundation’ for the TMS to have lasting and major impacts on our profession and our society moving into the future. I encourage all young professionals (including those young at heart!) to join me in making this important investment in the future at whatever level they are able to manage given their own unique personal and professional situation."
About Paul Ohodnicki
A federal project manager with the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Paul first became involved with TMS when he received the Functional Materials Division’s Young Leaders Professional Development Award shortly after earning his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University back in 2008. This award enabled Paul to quickly become actively involved in the Society and also provided him with very important travel funds and registration costs that helped to justify my attendance of both the Materials Science and Technology conferences as well as TMS annual meetings. He is also a member of the Foundation’s 40/40 Club.