This selection of articles published in JOM: The Magazine, the member journal of TMS, provides some background on the Society’s progress on diversity issues, as well as interesting profiles on both current and historical pioneers in the field.
TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee 2022 JOM Series
This thematic group of articles from the TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee highlights a more recent diversity concept. Three of the articles focus on neurodiversity. The fourth article in the series focuses on what TMS is doing to improve diversity among its leadership teams. Read the following articles from the August 2022 issue of JOM: The Magazine:
JOM: The Magazine 2022 Black History Month Special Series
JOM: The Magazine celebrated Black History Month with a special article series from the TMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee that highlights four African American pioneers in materials science and engineering.
TMS Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee 2021 JOM Series
In its third year, this thematic group of articles from the TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee focused on best practices and creates awareness around areas of diversity that can often remain hidden. The five articles, published in September 2021, are:
TMS Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Committee 2020 JOM Series
This second thematic group of articles from the TMS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee was published in September 2020 and highlighted data and best practices on efforts to improve representation and retention of minorities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) community. The five articles are:
TMS Diversity Committee 2019 JOM Series
This first thematic group of articles from the TMS Diversity Committee was published in July 2019 and provided a preview of key issues and potential solutions that can be implemented within the TMS community and materials science and engineering professions. The five articles are:
TMS Education Committee 2021 JOM Series
This series of three articles from the TMS Education Committee, published in August 2021, explores how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected materials science and engineering students and faculty over the academic year.
TMS Education Committee 2020 JOM Series
This series of four articles from the TMS Education Committee, published in August 2020, addresses STEM education issues at critical transition points in students’ careers, with a focus on underrepresented minorities.
These JOM articles on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics include features on TMS members who are recognized pioneers and role models as well as reports on TMS progress and activities.
"The TMS Fellow Nomination Process: Ensuring a More Complete Picture of Professional Excellence" by David DeYoung and Kevin Hemker
Being elected a TMS Fellow is the highest honor that the Society confers, and the TMS Board of Directors has spent the last year looking at how best to ensure that this pinnacle achievement is fully inclusive and that recipients of this honor accurately represent the diversity of our Society.
"Diversity Summit Continues Progress on Solutions" by Lynne Robinson
This overview of the 2nd Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM2) outlines the event’s discussion themes and outcomes, shares personal reflections from summit attendees on the impact of the meeting, and presents the results of a Diversity Awareness and Myth-Busting quiz conducted by the TMS Diversity Committee.
"Frank Crossley: A Man of Mettle" by Lynne Robinson
The fourth installment in the "Pioneers in Diversity" series from JOM, this article looks at the life and career of Frank Crossley, the first African American to earn a Ph.D. in metallurgical engineering.
"Constance Tipper Cracks the Case of the Liberty Ships" by Kelly Zappas
The third installment in the "Pioneers in Diversity" series from JOM, this article looks at the career of Constance Tipper, the Cambridge University metallurgist who made a significant contribution to her country's war effort during World War II.
"Martha Goodway: How History Gets Made" by Lynne Robinson
The second installment in the "Pioneers in Diversity" series from JOM, this article looks at Martha Goodway, an archaeometallurgist for the Smithsonian Institution who was one of only 19 women to graduate from MIT in 1957. Published in September 2015 JOM.
"TMS Measures Progress on Diversity and Inclusion" by Lynne Robinson
This article provides a snapshot of TMS's membership, by presenting statistics on members' gender, ethnicity, and nationality. Published in May 2015 JOM.
"A Crystal Clear Vision: Celebrating the Multi-Faceted Legacy of Kathleen Lonsdale" by Lynne Robinson
The first installment in the "Pioneers in Diversity" series from JOM, this article looks at one of the early pioneers in establishing the science of x-ray crystallography. Published in January 2015 JOM.
"DMMM1 Builds on the Strength in Diversity" by Jennifer L.W. Carter, Amber L. Genau, Judy Schneider, Kinga Unocic, Clarissa A. Yablinsky, and Lynne Robinson
A review of the inaugural TMS summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1), this article looks at the event through the eyes of several event participants. Published in January 2015 JOM.
"Viola Acoff: Winner of First TMS Diversity Award" by Lynne Robinson
This profile, part of JOM's popular "Meet a Member" article series, looks at the life and work of the University of Alabama's Viola Acoff. Published in June 2014 JOM.
"Ellen Swallow Richards: The Most Influential Scientist You Probably Never Heard Of (Until Now)" by Lynne Robinson
Meet Ellen Swallow Richards, the first U.S. woman to be accepted to a college of science and technology and the first female member of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum engineers (AIME—TMS’s parent society). Published in January 2014 JOM.
"United in Our Differences: Changing the Face of MSE" by Lynne Robinson
This extensive feature article from the June 2013 issue of JOM profiles 24 women working around the world in fields related to minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. Published in July 2013 JOM.
"Planting the Seeds of Diversity" by Elizabeth Holm
Study after study shows that the diverse workplace is the most resilient, flexible, and productive. 2013 TMS President Elizabeth Holm of Carnegie Mellon University discusses why diversity is important to our community. Published in July 2013 JOM.