Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee is one of the TMS Functional Committees.

Our Mission: The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee is a subcommittee of the TMS Membership and Student Development Committee. The TMS DEI Committee seeks to advance TMS's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering fields. It accomplishes this by developing TMS programs, initiatives, and activities that address the professional needs and aspirations of underrepresented persons actively pursuing a career in minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. The DEI Committee also promotes minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering as an attractive career choice and opportunity for everyone, with TMS serving as their professional society home.

The TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee advises the Membership & Student Development Committee in the establishment of strategic objectives related to increasing underrepresented minority participation in the Society. In this role, the DEI Committee explores, recommends and/or implements approaches to encourage diverse groups of minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers to participate in and become leaders within the Society. The DEI Committee also serves as a forum for the discussion of specific issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion in science and engineering; promotes the recognition of underrepresented minority scientists and engineers; provides a means for increasing the participation of diverse groups in the Society and the minerals, metals, and materials sciences and engineering fields through sponsorship of events and activities; and publishes papers, articles, and reports pertinent to the DEI Committee’s area of interest.


A Note from Dr. J. Madison, Chair for the DEI Committee Race & Ethnicity Working Group

"I personally feel that direct support of organizations and institutions at the front lines of anti-racism and racial justice work is one of the most impactful actions that can be taken in the anti-racism conversation occurring in our country and around the globe. Some of the organizations that I support include: the Equal Justice Initiative; the American Civil Liberties Union; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; and the National Urban League." You can learn more about the recent TMS statement and actions regarding racial justice at this link.

Learn More About the TMS DEI Committee

Download this flyer for an update on current Committee activities. For additional information or to inquire about Committee membership, please contact the staff liaison.

Upcoming Meetings

There are currently no meetings scheduled.

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