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AIME Provides Support to TMS and Other Member Societies

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) has approved a $1 million grant to its member societies, which include TMS, to mitigate the negative impact on society operations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. AIME’s four member societies include TMS and three other associations: the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST); the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME); and the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). The grant will be divided equally among the four groups.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the association community, including the disruption of convening people for knowledge sharing and networking,” said George Luxbacher, AIME president. “All have had to pivot to new ways of delivering member value, some requiring significant new resources. AIME hopes that this increased support will ease the transition.”

For TMS, delivering member value in the past year has included establishing the COVID-19 Resource Portal, providing meaningful virtual conference experiences and engaging on-line professional development courses, and building a robust library of webinars that members can access at no charge.

“This grant will support TMS as we weather disruptions to many of our traditional activities and pivot toward new ways of better serving our members around the world during the pandemic,” said James J. Robinson, TMS executive director. “We greatly appreciate the support of AIME in helping us meet these goals. I think it is fitting that, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary year of AIME, we are working together to develop new capabilities that will serve our members far into the future.” 

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers was founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, and celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2021. TMS will be celebrating the AIME anniversary year at the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition, March 15-18, 2021, and at the TMS 2022 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, February 27-March 3, 2021, in Anaheim, California, USA. 

Registration Opens for Mg 2021

Registration is now open for the 12th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Applications (Mg 2021), which will be held virtually June 15-18, 2021. Participants will be able to explore the latest discoveries in magnesium, both fundamental and applied, at this meeting of the global magnesium community. First held in 1986 in London, this event is the longest running conference dedicated to the development of magnesium alloys.

This year’s technical program will feature 11 plenary speakers and 26 invited speakers from around the world, as well as more than 140 contributed talks and posters. Mg 2021 will cover the full breadth of magnesium research and development, from primary production to applications to end-of-life management, and will feature insights from scientists and engineers from academia, government, and industry. 

When you register for the conference, you will gain access to a combination of live and pre-recorded sessions and the conference proceedings. For the best rate on conference attendance, register by April 30. (Please note that April 30 is also the deadline for presenters to register for the conference.) Learn more at the Mg 2021 website.

Want to learn about more magnesium-related activities at TMS? You can browse programming plans for the Magnesium Technology 2021 Symposium to be held at the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition this March, purchase proceedings from current and past Magnesium Technology symposia through the TMS Bookstore, or become a TMS member to participate in the TMS Magnesium Committee.

Preview TMS2021 Virtual Conference Proceedings

Eleven conference proceedings publications are now available from the TMS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021 Virtual). Meeting registrants will receive electronic access to the complete collection of proceedings publications. (Access information will be sent to all registrants next week.) Individual volumes can also be purchased in hard copy or electronic format.

Remember that TMS members receive a 40% discount off hard copies of the following volumes. To access your member discount code, log in to the TMS Bookstore.

This year’s titles include:
Visit the TMS2021 Virtual website for information on proceedings, technical programming, social and networking events, and more. Register for the conference today for full access to all of these activities and resources.

Editor’s Choice: Read Outstanding Papers from TMS Journals for Free

A limited number of Editor’s Choice articles from TMS journals are selected and made available to the public at no charge. This distinct honor is awarded to fewer than 5% of papers published in the respective journals each year. In addition to high-quality writing, these notable articles are distinguished by attributes such as outstanding science, innovative methods, impactful outputs, historical significance, and/or broad interest to the readership.

Click to read the following selections from recent issues for free:

JOM March Issue
"Production Strategy for Manufacturing Large-Scale AlSi10Mg Components by Laser Powder Bed Fusion," Federico Bosio, et al.

Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A March Issue
"Strain Rate Dependent Ductility and Strain Hardening in Q&P Steels," Christopher B. Finfrock, et al.

TMS members can access the full content of all of these journals by logging in to the Journals section of the TMS website.
Special Offer During March for TMS2021 Virtual
In celebration of TMS2021 Virtual this month, Springer has opened free access to one issue of each of the TMS Journals throughout March. Join us in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of AIME, TMS's founder society, by viewing these issues.