Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at TMS

A more diverse and inclusive workplace benefits everyone—individual scientists and engineers, entire organizations, and the materials science and engineering profession as a whole. That’s why TMS has made it a priority to create opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge and experiences in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, while providing information and resources that can be applied in the workplace or everyday life. Whether you wish to connect with others addressing the same issues you are, access free online resources or find inspiration to continue the work, TMS can help.

TMS Diversity Statement

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is committed to advancing diversity in the minerals, metals, and materials professions, and to promoting an inclusive professional culture that welcomes and engages all who seek to contribute to the field. TMS recognizes that a diverse minerals, metals, and materials workforce is critical to ensuring that all viewpoints, perspectives, and talents are brought to bear in addressing complex science and engineering challenges. To build and nurture this diverse professional community, TMS welcomes and actively engages the participation of underrepresented groups in all of its initiatives and endeavors.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Toolkit

This regularly updated toolkit contains a variety of useful resources addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. It also archives presentations, materials, and toolkits generated by the TMS Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials (DMMM) Professions summit series.

Meetings, Workshops, and Webinars

Access upcoming and past TMS DMMM Summit series websites, as well as free webinars and information on other diversity, equity and inclusion programs organized by TMS.

Committee Activity

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee

Fueled by passionate member volunteers, the DEI Committee is dedicated to developing TMS programs, initiatives, and activities that address the professional needs and aspirations of underrepresented individuals in the field of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. Learn how you can become involved!

Public & Governmental Affairs Committee
Through its Public & Governmental Affairs Committee, TMS takes action on legislative and public policy issues of importance to its membership, including those impacting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. Access current and past issues to which TMS has developed a response.

TMS Diversity Awards

Through the support of the TMS Foundation and generous contributors, TMS confers two prestigious awards honoring individuals who have made an impact and serve as role models in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more about nominating a deserving colleague for this recognition.

Background Reading

Read past and current news, articles, and biographical features exploring issues and progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion within the materials science and engineering community, published by JOM, the TMS membership journal.