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TMS2019 Extends Abstract Submission Deadline

TMS has extended the deadline to submit abstracts for the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) to Monday, July 16. After this date, we will no longer be able to accept abstracts for TMS2019, so please submit your work as soon as possible. 

This year’s technical program consists of more than 80 technical symposia in 15 topic areas. Find the symposium that best suits your interest area on the TMS2019 Technical Programming page

Already know which symposium you’d like to submit to? You can go directly to ProgramMaster and choose from an alphabetical listing of symposia titles. 

TMS2019 will be held March 10–14, 2019, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. More meeting information will be available soon.

Check Out Our 2017 Impact Factors

The Impact Factor (IF) for the TMS member journal, JOM, increased to 2.145, with the recent release of the 2017 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2018), while established journals Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A and B also experienced IF increases. IF is the average number of citations counted in the Impact Factor year for articles published in the two preceding years. It is based on the number of citations of a journal's content divided by the number of citable articles published by that journal. 

What follows are the 2017 numbers for TMS's four long-established journals (with 2016 numbers in parentheses):
  • JOM: 2.145 (1.860)
  • Journal of Electronic Materials: 1.566 (1.579)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: 1.887 (1.874)
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B: 1.834 (1.642)
JOM has recently announced that its 2019 editorial calendar is complete and ready for contributions. To learn more about what's planned for the coming year, read "The 2019 JOM Editorial Calendar: Celebrating 70 Years of Excellence in Minerals, Metals, and Materials," in the July issue of JOM. A total of 44 special topics are planned for the year. View the online JOM Editorial Calendar to find the one that is most closely aligned with your work.

Information on submitting articles to other TMS journals can be found through the TMS Journals web page. TMS members can log in to read articles from all of these journals at no charge.
How Do Cultural Ideologies within STEM Lead to Inequality?

Erin Cech, University of Michigan, will report on several NSF-funded surveys and interview-based studies as the plenary speaker at Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions 3 (DMMM3) later this month. 

Her presentation, "Professional Cultures and Inequality in STEM," will look at how the professional cultures of STEM, which give each discipline its particular "feel," have built within them disadvantages for women and other under-represented groups in STEM. Cech will discuss the role of three particular cultural ideologies—schemas of scientific excellence, depoliticization, and the meritocratic ideology—in producing these disadvantages.  

Cech is the Principal Investigator of the STEM Inclusion Study—an NSF-funded nationwide study that partners with STEM-related professional organizations to better understand the interpersonal and professional factors that reproduce inequality along multiple and intersecting axes of identity and experience.    

Learn about programming plans and meet additional speakers scheduled for DMMM3, which will take place July 23–24 in Santa Barbara, California, USA. 

Register by July 9 to receive the discounted early registration rate.
Sign Up for Extraction 2018 Professional Development Courses

Extraction 2018, the industry’s first collaborative global metallurgy conference focused exclusively on extractive topics, begins August 26. Start the event off strong by registering for one of the five professional development courses planned in conjunction with Extraction 2018. 

Offerings will include:

Exploring Advanced Thermodynamic Process Simulation Tools: From SimuSage to Coupled CFD + Thermochemistry based Models with COMSOL+M4Dlib+ChemApp
Dates: Saturday, August 25, to Sunday, August 26 (two-day course)

Reducing the GHG Footprint of Pyrometallurgical Processes
Date: Sunday, August 26 (half-day morning course)

Metallurgical Accounting: Principles and Main Applications
Date: Sunday, August 26 (full-day course)

Solvent Extraction in Hydrometallurgy: Principles, Flowsheet Design, and Selected Applications
Date: Sunday, August 26 (full-day course)

Using the Hydro-(geo)Chemical Software PHREEQC for Applications to Hydro-Metallurgy
Date: Sunday, August 26 (full-day course)

Registration for all courses is now available through the Extraction 2018 conference online registration form. Space is limited; register today to secure your spot.

Find the latest details about conference events, like the Sunday Opening Plenary Session, conference banquet, or networking receptions in the Exhibit Hall, on the Extraction 2018 website. New information on the technical program is also now available—view the preliminary program to start planning your Extraction experience today. Extraction 2018 will be held August 26–29, 2018, in Ottawa, Canada.