Why I Give Back

What does it mean to make a donation to the TMS Foundation? How will your dollars help support the next generation of materials scientists and engineers? Read some of the stories below from past and current award recipients to see what support from the TMS Foundation means.


Marty and Lucinda Glicksman

It’s a positive feeling for one to contribute to a charitable organization that enhances opportunities for younger men and women who have chosen our profession.
Marty and Lucinda Glicksman

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Rob and Robyn Wagoner

When it comes to giving to the Foundation, here is what it boils down to for us: It is the right thing for us to do. It is worthwhile. It is gratifying. It is fun.
Rob and Robyn Wagoner

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Deepankar Pal

I think the best ideas come from students and they should be given ample opportunities to present their ideas and work at TMS.
Deepankar Pal

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Paul Ohodnicki

A national award such as the TMS Ellen Swallow Richards Diversity Award can often make a huge difference, providing much-needed acknowledgement that this work is important.
Paul Ohodnicki

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