MS&T23 Workshops and Short Courses

Designed to enhance your technical and professional skills, the following focused workshops and short courses will be offered in conjunction with MS&T23.

Navigating the Patent Process: Transforming Innovation to Invention

Sponsored by: TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society)

Date: October 2, 2023

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, A225

How does a materials scientist become an inventor? Join in this interactive panel-style workshop for insight into navigating the patent process, with professional and personal perspectives from accomplished inventors and lawyers. Attendees will learn tips and best practices for how to identify a patentable idea, distinguish their ideas from previously patented technologies, and write and file a patent application. This workshop is suitable for materials professionals at all career stages from all types of institutions (federal, private, academic) who have an interest and curiosity in patenting their technical innovations. This workshop is presented by the TMS Professional Development Committee. There is no charge to attend this workshop, and no advance registration is required.

Mechanical Properties of Ceramics and Glass 2023

Sponsored by: ACerS (The American Ceramic Society)

Dates: October 5-6, 2023

Location: Hyatt Regency, Nationwide B

Instructor: George D. Quinn, NIST

If you are an engineer, scientist, student, technician, or manager interested in the mechanical properties of glasses and ceramics, testing procedures, and the meaning of testing results, then this is an excellent option for you. George D. Quinn, a preeminent leader in this field, leads this two-day short course that will be held in conjunction with MS&T23. Learn more.