June 16, 2020

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Submit Abstracts by July 1 for TMS2021

More than 85 symposia are planned in 13 topic areas for the TMS 2021 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2021). Browse the complete technical programming plans and submit your work today for the 150th installment in the conference series, scheduled for March 14-18, 2021 in Orlando, Florida.

The expansive technical program, along with the ability to gain fresh perspectives on research and develop lasting professional relationships with colleagues, are counted among the many benefits of participating in a TMS annual meeting. But don’t take our word for it. View the TMS Insider’s Guide videos to hear the perspectives of some of our repeat attendees.

This year’s meeting will be held entirely at the Orlando World Center Marriott resort. Book your room at the Marriott today to guarantee you’ll be only steps away from technical programming, committee meetings, social and networking events, and the exhibit hall. No public transportation or walking outdoors required.

Learn more about the venue for this year’s meeting and about steps that TMS is taking to ensure the health and safety of all participants through the TMS2021 website.

Nominate Your Favorite Materials Movie

What’s your favorite on-screen materials moment? Submit your nominee—and tell us why it’s your favorite—to be part of our Top Ten Material Moments in Film project.

Maybe materials make a cameo appearance, or a materials scientist is central to the movie’s plot. If it was significant to you, let us know! Once all nominees are collected, members will have the chance to vote on their favorite moments, and the winning films (and their nominators) will be featured in a future issue of JOM and on our social media sites.

The last time JOM featured a materials in the movies countdown was in 2004, when editor Jim Robinson wrote “The Reel Thing: One Editor’s List of Great Material Moments in the Movies.” Help us to update this list for 2020. Submit your nominee by June 30.

TMS Expands Professional Development Offerings

Free (and more frequent) webinars for members, in-person regional events, and an online version of one of our popular in-person courses are just a few of the ways that TMS is retooling its professional development offerings to better meet our members’ needs.

Sign up today for one of our latest offerings and stay tuned for additional opportunities in the coming weeks:

Webinar: Managing and Supporting Your R&D Laboratory Personnel through Transformative Events:A COVID-19 Pandemic Case Study
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
Free for TMS members; Nonmember cost is $50
The second in a new series of webinars for the community, this presentation will help managers at research and development laboratories learn how to focus on supporting their teams through unusual world events (such as the COVID-19 pandemic) while continuing their vital research.

Webinar: Safety Culture in a Laboratory Environment
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST
Free for TMS members; Nonmember cost is $50
In this webinar, participants will learn how to identify and implement initial steps to creating a “safety culture” at their laboratories; how to equip students and early career professionals with transferable safety strategies; and how to gain buy-in from management and overcome resistance to cultural change. 

In-Person Event: TMS Materials Innovation Briefings: Focus on Pittsburgh
July 29, 2020
Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, USA
Gain first-hand insights on how groundbreaking materials products are successfully being brought to market through innovative technical collaborations in Pittsburgh. TMS is piloting this program in our hometown of Pittsburgh and planning to expand this series to additional regions in the future.

On-Line Course: TMS Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam Review Course
August 3–13, 2020
Register by July 12, 2020 to get the discounted rate
This course is designed for individuals planning to take the Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Professional Engineer (PE) Licensing Exam. Traditionally held as an in-person course, this new online offering gives you customized instruction by experienced engineers through your internet connection.