Networking and Social Events

A listing of receptions, luncheons, banquets, competitions, and other special events planned for MS&T21 are listed below. Please note that events marked ticketed below require you to purchase tickets to attend. Tickets can be purchased through the MS&T21 registration form.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering (Virtual Event)

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This event is open to all attendees, but advance registration is required to reserve your place. Learn more.

MS&T Women in Materials Science Reception

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy the chance to network with professionals and peers in a relaxed environment.

TMS Pride Networking Mixer

Time: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of informal networking in a safe space to celebrate shared experiences as LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. Cash bar, with light snacks provided. Open to all MS&T21 attendees and organized by TMS Pride of the TMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Monday, October 18, 2021

ACerS 123rd Annual Membership Meeting

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The president reports on Society activities and newly elected officers take their positions during the annual membership meeting. All ACerS members and guests are welcome.

Welcome Reception Hosted by the MS&T Partners

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Grab this opportunity to mingle with members and representatives from all five societies and MS&T partners at this reception in the society lounge area.

AIST Steel to Students

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Students with an interest in steel are encouraged to attend this networking event.

ACerS Annual Honor and Awards Banquet

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy dinner, conversation, and the presentation of Society awards. You can purchase tickets with your MS&T registration.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

TMS Young Professional Tutorial Luncheon & Lecture

Time: Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Elizabeth J. Opila, University of Virginia
Presentation Title: "Reflections on a Random-Walk Approach to a Career in Materials Science"
Some individuals have a clear direction for their career starting at a young age. Elizabeth Opila's approach has been to follow near-term opportunities. This approach has led her to obtain BS, MS, and PhD degrees at three different institutions; to positions in industry, at a NASA research center, and in academia; and to work that explores porous materials, semiconductor packaging, superconducting materials, and structural materials for extreme environments.  Despite this variety, common themes persist and will be highlighted.
All attendees are welcome to attend the lecture portion of this event, but to receive lunch, please purchase a ticket through the MS&T21 registration form.

Input to the National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing Session

Time: 3:00 p.m. 
Location: Room B130
Under the America COMPETES Act, the federal government develops a national strategic plan for advanced manufacturing with stakeholder input from industry, academia and non-profit organizations. The first of these quadrennial strategic plans was issued in 2018 (Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing). Federal officials are seeking your input in the development of the 2022-2026 National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. This roundtable event is to solicit information from the conference participants on where advanced manufacturing should go in the future and will follow questions to be issued in a public Request for Information from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

General Poster Session with Presenters

Time: Various Hours

Monday, October 18 through Thursday, October 21

ACerS Basic Science Division Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition

Time: Various Hours