May 5, 2020

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Sign Up for Updates on New TMS Study

Accelerating the Broad Implementation of Verification & Validation in Computational Models of the Mechanics of Materials and/or Structures is an upcoming science and technology accelerator study report by TMS that recognizes the potential of verification and validation (V&V) to deliver tremendous efficiencies and technological advancements. Sign up for updates to receive important announcements regarding this publication.

With a publication date of October 2020, the report will include some of the following features and more:
  • Value proposition and reasoning for accelerating robust and widespread V&V adoption in the solid mechanics, materials science and engineering, and closely related communities.
  • Some recommended practices, specifically designed for computational and experimental researchers and engineers working with computational models of the mechanics of materials and/or structures.
  • Specific strategies for training and curricula development needed to support V&V adoption and implementation.
TMS has undertaken this study on behalf of the National Science Foundation. This second study and report in the V&V series builds upon the data and analysis presented in Verification and Validation of Computational Models Associated with the Mechanics of Materials in 2019.

View Recorded Presentations

Revisit presentations from past TMS meetings, hear distinguished leaders reflect on their careers, and sit in on Congressional briefings with TMS’s Recorded Presentations.

The newest addition to this page is a recording of the Student Career Forum, which took place at the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego in February. In this session, professionals representing industry, academia, and government discussed the choices and circumstances that shaped their careers and offered advice to students in the audience. View the Student Career Forum.

Also highlighted on this page is a series of interviews with TMS members, covering a broad (and intriguing) range of topics, from Alex King discussing science in the public eye and Diran Apelian looking at intellectual property and industry-university cooperation to Ted Massalski’s recount of a daring midnight escape and Siegfried Hecker’s overview of a distinguished career in materials science and engineering. These interviews were conducted as part of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Oral Histories program.

In addition, you’ll find a series of presentations from past TMS Annual Meetings, MS&T conferences, and TMS Diversity Summits, as well as briefings delivered to U.S. Congressional leaders at Materials Information Luncheon events.

All content on this website is available free to the public. Begin browsing.

Updated White Paper on Capstone Design Available

A new resource is now available to assist materials science and engineering programs and program evaluators engaged in the ABET Accreditation Process. The updated “White Paper on ‘Design’ in Ceramics, Materials, Metallurgical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs” is now accessible through the TMS Accreditation website.

The existing white paper on design, developed in 2005, has been updated based upon recent changes to the ABET engineering criteria 3 and 5. There is an explicit definition of Engineering Design that is now built into the ABET criteria: "Engineering design is a process of devising a system, component, or process to meet desired needs and specifications within constraints. It is an iterative, creative, decision-making process in which the basic sciences, mathematics, and engineering sciences are applied to convert resources into solutions."

These changes enable a broad range of design activity, which encompasses the range of possibilities for materials capstone design projects described in the prior white paper and beyond, given the increasing role of computational design in the profession. Examples that include computational design are newly added. This updated white paper on design was written by the TMS Accreditation Committee and has been reviewed by the University Materials Council (UMC). Download the updated white paper.

TMS is the ABET Participating Body with lead society curricular responsibility for programs in metallurgical, materials, and similarly named engineering programs, including programs in polymers, welding engineering, and welding technology. Learn more about TMS Accreditation activities.