April 7, 2020

In This Issue

TMS Opens Webinar Library and Announces New Content

Looking for at-home learning opportunities? TMS members can now access a collection of recorded webinars on a variety of topics through the new TMS Webinar Library at no charge. And, beginning this week, new content will be added, starting with a tutorial on transitioning to online instruction.

Included in the Webinar Library collection are overviews of fundamentals, tutorials on emerging technologies, and content based on popular workshops traditionally held at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Members can log in to the TMS Webinar Library home page to access this professional development resource.

On April 9, TMS will hold a new webinar, Transitioning to Online Instruction: Tips, Tools, and Techniques. This live event is free to TMS members, and a recording will be made available through the library after the event. (Nonmembers can participate for a $50 registration fee.) The live event will take place Thursday, April 9, 2020, from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET.

In this webinar, TMS members who have worked in a range of virtual environments will address some of the key considerations of transitioning to online instruction. Although geared to the needs of materials science and engineering faculty, the program will cover topics that pertain to the challenges of working in a 100% virtual environment, including:
  • Tradeoffs of asynchronous vs. synchronous methods
  • Ways to hold virtual office hours and promote engagement
  • Suggested tools and platforms
Browse the Webinar Library and sign up for Thursday’s live event today.

Impact Factor for IMMI Journal

The TMS journal Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (IMMI) has been accepted into the Science Citation Index and will receive its first Impact Factor in 2021. Beginning with Volume 6, Issue 1 (2017), the journal will be indexed in the Science Citation Index Expanded (also known as SciSearch®), Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition, and Current Contents®/Engineering Computing and Technology.

“Being accepted into the Science Citation Index Expanded is truly a milestone in the journal’s growth as it formally recognizes IMMI’s meaningful value to the materials science and engineering community,” said Charles Ward, editor-in-chief of IMMI. “To be accepted, a journal must show a consistent level of quality that demonstrates it will provide lasting value to readers.”

Launched in 2012, IMMI is a peer-reviewed journal that is committed to building a seamless and dynamic materials and manufacturing design framework supporting the accelerated discovery, development, and application of materials and processes. The journal explores innovations from the discovery of materials through their manufacture that support the practice of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME).

“For authors, having IMMI included in the index will mean much greater visibility for their research,” said Ward. “Additionally, IMMI’s scope provides an outlet for discussion of non-traditional, yet very valuable, research products that have been overlooked by other publication venues.”

TMS members can read current and archived issues of IMMI for free by logging in to the TMS Journals web page, which also includes a link to the journal’s submission site.

Apply for Leadership Training Program

Are you looking for leadership training for yourself or one of your junior employees? The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) Program provides leadership development training specifically for scientists and engineers, and each year, the TMS Foundation provides funding for seven TMS members to participate in this unique training program.

Through the ELA, early-career professionals on track for leadership roles or upper-level management positions in their organizations can strengthen their nontechnical skills in a setting that allows them to interact across disciplines and obtain foundational, executive-level knowledge. Themes of social responsibility, virtual leadership, and transitioning from technical work to management are also included in the training curriculum.

This year’s Emerging Leaders Alliance Conference will be held September 20–23, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. To apply for one of the seven available TMS seats, please send a letter of interest, one to two letters of recommendation, and a resume or curriculum vitae to TMS Awards. The deadline to apply is May 15.