For Young Professionals

TMS offers a number of programs to help its young professional members, aged 40 and under, in the early stages of their careers. These programs are designed to help equip young professionals with leadership skills, offer opportunities to travel and present research at international conferences, and raise their profile in the professional community. Outlined below are some of the programs that TMS offers specifically for its young professional members.

About the TMS Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program was created in 1993 to encourage young members to increase their involvement in TMS. Funding from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) Endowment Fund helped to support the Young Professionals Program, with additional support from the TMS Foundation.

Join the Young Professionals Committee

Connect with other early-career professionals and influence future programs for young professionals by joining the TMS Young Professionals Committee.

Professional Development Award

Receive funding to attend the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, participate in society leadership activities, and gain a valuable introduction to TMS by applying for the TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award.

International Scholar Program

Travel to international conferences to present your work through this exchange program with the Federation of European Materials Societies and the Japan Institute of Metals and Materials.

Early Career Faculty Fellow Award

Gain recognition for your achievements, travel to a TMS Annual Meeting, and deliver a tutorial lecture to your peers by applying for the TMS Early Career Faculty Fellow Award. 

Emerging Leaders Alliance Program

Develop your non-technical skills by applying for this high-quality leadership training program designed for scientists and engineers.

Frontiers of Materials Award

Gain experience developing programming and presenting a high-profile talk at a major international conference. Apply for the TMS Frontiers of Materials Award, which will be given to a top-performing young professional capable of organizing a Frontiers of Materials Event on a hot or emergent technical topic at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

TMS Young Innovator in the Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing Award

This award recognizes an outstanding, early career individual who is performing innovative research in the area of the materials science of additive manufacturing. The recipient delivers an award lecture during the Additive Manufacturing joint Keynote Session at the TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition.

TMS/MRS Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship

Apply for a year-long fellowship in Washington, D.C., where you can build a network of high-level professional contacts and add valuable policy experience to your resume.

Contact Us

For more information on TMS Young Professionals programs, e-mail the TMS membership department or call 1-724-776-9000.