What does TMS2015 have to offer you? The TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition offers students invaluable opportunities to learn more about the minerals, metals, and materials professions, network with professionals and peers, and compete in lucrative, resume-building competitions.

A number of student competitions and activities are planned for the meeting. Plan to participate in these events and make the most of your experience at TMS2015!

Looking to earn some spending money during TMS2015? Consider applying to be a student monitor, where you will assist the session chair with room lighting, notify staff of audio/visual equipment problems, and take attendance.

Student Monitor Assignments for TMS2015

TMS will not be assigning sessions in advance of the meeting for TMS2015. Instead, student monitors are asked to review the list of sessions provided so that they are prepared to make their selections onsite. No assignments will be made in advance of the meeting.

Step #1
Please review the student monitor responsibilities for TMS2015.

Step #2
Please complete the student monitor application form. The form needs to be submitted to Patricia Warren, TMS Programming and Proceedings Specialist at pwarren@tms.org by February 25, 2015.

Step #3
Review the TMS2015 Session List (Excel 2010) to be ready to select your session assignments onsite at TMS2015.

NEW FOR 2015! - Professional Development Course for Students - Sunday, March 15
Morning session (half-day)

Mentorship for Young Scientists: Developing Scientific Survival Skills
This workshop is a short version of the graduate course "Survival Skills for Scientists" developed and taught by Federico Rosei at the University of Quebec. The central theme of this presentation is that succeeding in science requires skills (often referred to as "soft professional skills") beyond basic scientific skills.

Register before February 9, 2015 for discount registration rates. For more details, view the course page on the TMS2015 website.
TMS2015 Materials Bowl - Sunday, March 15, 2015
Elimination Rounds – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Championship Round – 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Even if you aren’t competing in the materials-themed quiz-show competition, you’re welcome to attend the elimination rounds or the final championship round. Play along to test your materials science and engineering knowledge or cheer on your favorite school.
Note: The 2015 Materials Bowl Competition is now closed for submissions.
Student Mixer - Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Take a break and have some fun at this informal social event. Students will have the opportunity to interact with each other and with professionals in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be provided.
Student Poster Contest - Monday, March 16, 2015 through Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Stop by and browse the student poster displays at your leisure or attend the official judging session to ask questions of the participants. If you are participating in the student poster contest you must be present at the judging session to answer questions about your work.
Note: The 2015 Technical Division Student Poster Contest is now closed for submissions.
Student Career Forum - Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Organized by the TMS Young Leader Committee, this session will feature speakers from various stages of their careers and diverse materials science backgrounds to discuss how to navigate a successful career path in minerals, metals, and materials.
  NEW FOR 2015! - Student Sendoff Lunch - Wednesday, March 18 – Noon – 1:00 p.m.
For Undergraduate and Graduate students only.
As the meeting begins to wind down, take this opportunity to relax and swap stories with the friends that you’ve met over the course of the week. Boxed lunches will be provided for all student attendees.
NEW FOR 2015! - Student-Run Symposium - Wednesday, March 18
Messaging Research to a Broad Audience
Session I: 8:30 a.m.
Session II: 2:00 p.m.
This inaugural symposium, arranged by graduate students, is focused on improving researchers’ abilities to convey important results in an efficient manner. Presentations include submissions from graduate students, professors, and other professionals. For more information on this symposium and planned presentations visit the symposium’s page on ProgramMaster.

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