Diversity Committee

The Diversity Committee is one of the TMS Functional Committees.

Our Mission: The Diversity Committee is a subcommittee of the Membership and Student Development Committee. The TMS Diversity Committee will seek to advance TMS's commitment to diversity and inclusion by developing TMS programs, initiatives, and activities that address the professional needs and aspirations of underrepresented persons actively pursuing a career in materials science and engineering. They will also seek to promote materials engineering as an attractive career choice and opportunity for those in underrepresented groups and promote TMS as their professional society home.

The TMS Diversity Committee will advise the Membership & Student Development Committee in the establishment of strategic objectives related to increasing underrepresented minority participation in the Society. The group will: actively explore ways that the Society can encourage diverse groups of materials scientists and engineers to take an active interest in Society activities; serve as a forum for the discussion of specific issues facing diversity in science and engineering; promote the recognition of underrepresented minority scientists and engineers; provide a means for increasing the participation of diverse groups in the materials sciences, engineering, and the Society through sponsorship of events and activities.


LGBTQ+ and Allies Networking Mixer
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Location: Room 3, San Diego Convention Center

Fresh Coffee, Fresh Ideas: Diversity and Inclusion Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6B
Cost: $30 for professional members; $20 for students. Please make sure to add this to your TMS2020 registration!

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Diversity Committee Meeting
    Date: Sunday February 23, 2020
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (PST)
    Venue: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
    Room: Mission Hills Room
    Notes: The Diversity Committee is open to all TMS members in good standing.

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