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Young professionals in the early stages of their careers need plenty of opportunities to network with experienced materials scientists and engineers and to gain recognition for their work and their abilities in the larger materials community. That’s why TMS2014 offers a number of activities and events designed to meet the specific needs of young professionals, aged 40 and under, working in the materials science and engineering fields.
Technical Division Young Professional Poster Contest
Date: Wednesday, February 19, Poster Session and Gallery Hours
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Sails Pavilion

View technical posters submitted by early-career professionals in each of the five TMS technical divisions: Electronic, Magnetic & Photonic Materials; Extraction & Processing; Light Metals; Materials Processing & Manufacturing; and Structural Materials. Posters will be judged, and the winner in each division will be awarded $500.
Meet the Candidate Employment Poster Session
Date: Sunday, February 16, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Room 12

Organized by the TMS Young Leaders Committee, this session allows young professionals to connect with potential employers for post-doctoral, full-time, or faculty positions. Candidates present posters on their qualifications and research interests to potential employers from universities, industries, and national labs.

Speed Networking & Luncheon
Date: Monday, February 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina – San Diego Ballroom A
Cost: $20 Donation to the TMS Foundation

Significantly enhance your networking opportunities with this exciting, high-impact, and structured networking event that produces exceptional results for participants. A match-making system pairs innovation with traditional networking methods to identify mutually beneficial and knowledge-building relationships among professionals. Due to the nature of the event, advance registration is required.

Young Professional Happy Hour Reception
Date: Monday, February 17, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina - Coronado
This reception provides young professionals the opportunity to network with more experienced TMS members in a relaxed, social atmosphere.

Young Professional Committee Meeting
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina – San Diego Ballroom A
The mission of the Young Professionals Committee is to create opportunities and provide avenues for young professionals to increase their involvement in The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. This committee meeting is open to all TMS members, age 40 or younger, who have graduated.

Young Professional Luncheon Lecture
Date: Tuesday, February 18, Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Marriott Marquis and Marina – Coronado
Daniel Gianola

Michele Manuel
Speakers: Daniel Gianola, Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Michele Manuel, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
Lecture Titles: Gianola): "Fostering International Interactions and Collaborations in Materials Science and Engineering"

(Manuel): "Back to Basics: Putting the ‘E’ Back in MSE through the Use of Design and Entrepreneurship"

The Young Professional Luncheon Lecture is open to all meeting attendees. An optional buffet lunch can be purchased for $48 through the Meeting Registration Form.

Exhibit Hall Happy Hour
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center – Hall B1
All attendees are invited to gather in the exhibit hall for appetizers, beverages, and networking with exhibitors and other colleagues.

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