Special Initiatives

TMS provides members with the opportunity to impact more than just their own careers. The society enables its members to share their passion for science and engineering with young people and to take steps to improve the profession for all of its members. Explore our current programs and discover how you can contribute.

See For Yourself!

Check out the videos that each of the TMS Bladesmithing Competition teams produced on their processes and experiences in forging their blades.

Diversity and Inclusion

Building a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming professional community is a top priority for TMS. Under the leadership of the TMS Diversity Committee, TMS offers a number of resources and opportunities to address this important topic.

Materials Explorers

In 2017, TMS unveiled a new high school outreach program to educate, excite, and inspire the next generation of minerals, metals, and materials professionals. As a TMS member, you can be a part of this mission.


Get fired up about TMS Bladesmithing and learn how you can get involved as a student competitor, TMS volunteer or sponsor.

Materials Bowl

For more than a decade, TMS has tested the knowledge and wits of university student teams in a day-long competition focused on basic concepts and trivia related minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering. Find out how your school can sign up and play for cash prizes and bragging rights as the Materials Bowl Champion.