Learn about current issues relevant to the materials science and engineering community, TMS's response, and how you can get involved.
View a listing of the Society's top advocacy interests, which are identified and monitored throughout the congressional year by the TMS Public and Governmental Affairs Committee.
TMS participates in formal and informal congressional visits to help members share their expertise with congressional leaders.
Materials Information Luncheons
Periodically TMS hosts Materials Information Luncheons, bringing quality speakers from the minerals, metals, and materials community to congressional leaders to discuss topics of interest and concern in science and technology. Presentations from previous luncheons can be found on the Recorded Presentations web page
Public & Governmental Affairs Advocacy Policy
TMS welcomes the opportunity to work cohesively and purposefully with other organizations and professional societies to accomplish universal goals that support our mission to promote minerals, metals, and materials science and technology. Please review the TMS Advocacy and Sponsorship Guiding Values and Approval Processes
before requesting society endorsement for any initiative.
TMS Public & Governmental Affairs Committee
Many of TMS's activities related to public policy and government affairs are the work of the TMS Public & Governmental Affairs Committee. This committee actively promotes the economic and environmental importance of materials research and development to both the public and government.
The Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship program permanently concluded on August 31, 2021. The program is no longer accepting new applicants, but you can view previous years' award recipients and read about their experiences through this website.
TMS is a non-politically affiliated international professional membership organization based in the United States.