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Submit an Abstract for One of Nearly 100 Symposia at MS&T20

The 18th installment of the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference series will offer one of its most extensive technical programs ever, with approximately 100 symposia planned—a 10% increase over previous years—in 14 topic areas.

While the 2020 program will feature many traditional MS&T symposia, it has also expanded to include topic areas like Artificial Intelligence, which will be explored from different angles at seven symposia.

You can submit your work now to be a part of this recognized forum where materials innovation happens. Program topics and symposia have been developed cooperatively by TMS, The American Ceramic Society (ACerS), and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) to offer a unique, cross-disciplinary venue for presenters.

This year’s conference will also highlight the TMS Fall Meeting and the contributions of TMS committees and members to MS&T. The TMS Fall Meeting has been an integral part of MS&T from the very beginning and fosters technical innovation at the intersection of materials science, engineering, and application.

View the Technical Program page of the MS&T20 website for a full list of topic areas and symposia to find the right home for your work, submit your abstract, and plan to join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 4-8 for MS&T20.

Changes for the TMS Foundation

The TMS Foundation Board of Trustees has unveiled a new signature program statement, which commits the organization to an even sharper focus on supporting the next generation of leaders in our field:

The TMS Foundation supports students and young professionals with meaningful financial assistance and impactful career-building experiences.

As part of our kick off to the signature program, we have updated to a fresh, new look and totally redesigned the TMS Foundation website. At the new website, you can reacquaint yourself with the impact of the TMS Foundation and read stories about those who have benefited and those who have supported us over the years. Visitors will now also have the option to donate using PayPal.

Visit the new TMS Foundation website today to learn about the programs that we offer and how you can be part of their ongoing success as a beneficiary or as a donor.

Apply Now for Congressional Fellowship

TMS and the Materials Research Society (MRS) are now accepting applications for the 2020–2021 TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship. This unique program allows you to build a broad and influential network of contacts while putting your science and engineering expertise to work for the public good.

The Fellow spends one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of the U.S. Congress or congressional committee. Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, or preparing briefs and writing speeches.

While placements and assignments vary, 2018–2019 TMS/MRS Congressional Fellow Michele L. Bustamante served in the Office of Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). You can read Bustamante’s account of her time as a fellow in “Standing Up for Science: My Journey as a Congressional Fellow” in the September 2019 issue of JOM. Learn more about past fellows and read about their experiences in Congress at the Current and Past Congressional Fellows web page.

Any TMS or MRS member who will have their Ph.D. by the start of the fellowship is eligible to apply. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2020–2021 fellowship, which begins September 1, 2020. All applications are due January 3, 2020. Visit the Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship website for details on how to apply.

If you have any questions about the fellowship, please contact Mary Samsa, TMS Foundation and Public Affairs Manager, 1-724-814-3130.