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MS&T18 Late News Poster Session Closes August 20

A Late News Poster Session is planned for the Materials Science & Technology 2018 (MS&T18) conference and exhibition in October—a new addition to the conference series that will allow presenters to display late-breaking developments that may not have been ready at the time that abstract submissions closed.

If you have a late-breaking development to display or if you missed the initial abstract deadline for MS&T18, submit your abstract by August 20 to be considered for this special session. Abstracts will be accepted in any of the topic areas covered by the MS&T18 technical program.

To submit your work, visit the MS&T18 page on ProgramMaster and click on the “Submit an Abstract” link at the top of the page or select “Late News Poster Session” from the list of available symposia. Please note that in order to submit an abstract through ProgramMaster, you will need to log in using your existing ProgramMaster login or, if you haven’t used ProgramMaster before, you’ll need to create a new registration.

If you have questions about submitting your abstract, please contact MS&T programming staff.

MS&T18 will be held October 14–18 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Registration for the conference and related events—including professional development workshops and short courses—is now open. Visit the MS&T18 website for full conference details.
TMS Offers Webinar Series on Corrosion

Luke N. Brewer and Garry W. Warren of the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa will lead a new three-part webinar series on corrosion fundamentals on Tuesdays in September and October. TMS members and Material Advantage student members are invited to participate in these webinars at no charge. Nonmembers are also welcome to participate for a fee.

The Corrosion Fundamentals Webinar Series establishes the groundwork to build specific expertise in corrosion characterization and testing techniques and failure analysis, by providing a strong, fundamental understanding of chemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics theory as applied to corrosion. The series provides a convenient, cost-effective approach to gaining a broad knowledge base from which to build specific expertise in corrosion research and management, as well as failure analysis.

The following webinars are planned:

Webinar 1: Chemistry for Corrosion Refresher
Live Event Date: Tuesday, August 28 • Noon to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Webinar 2: Basics of Electrochemical Thermodynamics & Potential (Voltage)
Live Event Date: Tuesday, September 11 • Noon to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Webinar 3: Electrochemical Kinetics of Corrosion
Live Event Date: Tuesday, September 25 • Noon to 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

Anyone wishing to participate in these webinars will need to complete the registration process in order to access the live or recorded webinar links. (TMS members and Material Advantage student members will not be charged a fee.)

The three webinars serve as a valuable refresher training on their own, while also providing preparation for the more complex concepts presented during the in-person course, Corrosion: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, Characterization, and Testing, being offered in conjunction with MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, October 14. Participants can register for this course through the MS&T18 registration form.

The webinar series will be sponsored by OLI Systems. A free corrosion technical brief from OLI is available for download through the Corrosion Fundamentals Webinar Series website.

Request Your Visa Invitation Letter for TMS2019

Planning to join us at the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019) in March? If you live in a country that will require you to obtain a visa to travel to the United States, TMS encourages you to begin the visa application process as soon as possible. 

The TMS2019 website now includes information on how to obtain a travel visa, providing informational resources and the ability to generate a visa letter. Click here to visit the TMS2019 Travel Visa page.

Please note that the process for requesting an invitation letter for the conference has changed slightly for 2019. Before requesting a letter, you will be asked to log in to help TMS verify the request being made. TMS members and web users can simply log in using their usual TMS login information. (Your username or password can be retrieved through the login page, if necessary.) If you do not have a TMS account, you will need to create a username and password before requesting a letter.

TMS2019 will be held in San Antonio, Texas, March 10–14. Registration for the conference will open in October 2018.