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TMS Foundation Expands Popular Programs

Two popular TMS Foundation-funded programs will receive a boost over the next two years, thanks to the Foundation’s generous donors. The TMS Foundation Board of Trustees has approved an expansion to the following programs in 2023 and 2024: 

Family Care Grant Program 
Designed to help individuals who are incurring extra family care expenses as a result of attending the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, these grants assist attendees with expenses related to childcare, eldercare, care of a family member with disabilities, or personal assistance needed at the meeting due to a disability. Beginning with the TMS 2023 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2023), the TMS Foundation will expand the program to fund a total of 30 grants per year (up from 20 grants currently). Grants of up to $500 per household are available to registered meeting attendees. Learn how to apply for a TMS2023 Family Care grant.

Young Leaders Professional Development Award
For more than 25 years, the TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award has introduced early career professionals to TMS leadership and helped them to develop valuable professional skills and connections. Currently, two individuals are selected from each of the five TMS technical divisions to receive a development award each year. Beginning with the 2024 awards cycle, this number will expand to three individuals from each technical division, for a total of 15 early career professionals benefitting from this program each year. Applications for the 2024 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development awards are due August 15, 2023. Learn how to apply.

Doubling the number of available awards offered by these two programs has been the focus of the TMS Foundation’s fundraising efforts since 2021. This initial expansion marks the halfway point to these goals. A third goal is to re-establish the TMS Presidential Scholarship. 

Find out more about the TMS Foundation or make a contribution. 

HEA 2023 Opens for Abstracts
The call for abstracts is now open for the 3rd World Congress on High Entropy Alloys (HEA 2023), to be held November 12–15, 2023, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. 

HEA 2023 will convene stakeholders from across areas of modeling and simulation, experimental characterization, and alloy design, as well as from across academia, government, and industry, to address many fundamental issues in high entropy alloys (HEAs), as well as to examine their properties and potential engineering applications.

Planned symposia for CDSM 2018 will include:
  • Novel Applications of HEAs
  • Alloy Design
  • High-throughput, Autonomous, and Machine Learning Assisted HEA R&D
  • Fundamental Theory and Computational Modeling
  • Characterization Techniques for HEAs
  • Supply Chain, Recycling, and Sustainability of HEAs
  • Processing of HEAs (welding, joining, brazing, additive manufacturing)
  • HEA Coatings and Thin Films
  • Functional Properties (e.g., HEAs in catalysis)
  • Environmental Resistance (corrosion and oxidation)
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Irradiation Resistance
  • Ceramic and Refractory HEAs
Abstracts are due June 16, 2023. Submit your work for consideration today and plan to join your colleagues at HEA 2023.
Registration Opens for Superalloy 718 & Derivatives 2023

Registration is now open for Superalloy 718 & Derivatives 2023, scheduled for May 14–17, 2023, at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. This conference will explore all aspects of metallurgical processing, materials behavior, and microstructural performance for a distinct class of 718-type superalloy and derivatives. 

Leading names in the field are involved as presenters or engaged in stringently curating presentations to ensure the highest quality programming. Attendees will gain networking opportunities across industries, forge new connections for future collaborations, and learn about the latest developments in alloys, processes, applications, and modeling.
This conference will feature two keynote presentations from experts in the field:


  • David Furrer, Senior Fellow Discipline Lead, Materials and Propulsion Technology, Pratt & Whitney, will present "Application of Computational Materials and Process Modeling to Current and Future Aero-engine Component Development and Validation"
  • Melissa Martinez, Vice President, Product & Process Technology, ATI Metals, will present "Meeting the Challenges of the Future by Understanding Our Past"

Explore the robust technical program, including the ten invited speakers, at the conference website.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square at a special rate for this conference. In addition to saving time and money, staying at the conference location will provide convenient access to technical session rooms and social functions, allowing plenty of informal networking opportunities with colleagues. Accommodations must be secured by April 24, 2023.

Register by April 3, 2023, for the best rate and book your hotel room today!