Newswise — July 24, 2014 – Warrendale, PA (USA): The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) announces the winners of its 2015 student academic scholarships. The winners will receive their awards at the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, to be held March 15-19 in Orlando, Florida.
In addition to scholarship monies, the awards include transportation stipends to cover the cost of traveling to the Annual Meeting. The criteria used to select winners include academic achievement, relevance of coursework/experience to the award, activities and work experience, and leadership.
The winners and a summary of the awards are as follows. Complete award descriptions and selection criteria can be found at the scholarship website.
J. Keith Brimacombe Presidential Scholarship
Thomas Chrobak, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Supported by the TMS Foundation, this $5,000 cash award scholarship is given to an undergraduate student majoring in metallurgical engineering, materials science and engineering, or minerals processing/extraction programs.
Extraction & Processing Division Scholarship
Allen Holmquist and Jordan Dick, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
Molly Mentzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Sonja Postak, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Supported by the TMS Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) and TMS Foundation, these $2,000 scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates in their sophomore or junior years, who are majoring in the extraction and processing of minerals, metals and materials.
Light Metals Division Scholarship
Aaron Kelley and Taylor Brown, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Douglas Fraser, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Supported by the TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) and TMS Foundation, these $4,000 scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate applicants in their sophomore or junior years who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on both traditional (aluminum, magnesium, beryllium, titanium, lithium and other reactive metals) and emerging (composites, laminates, etc.) light metals.
Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division Scholarship
Alexandra Glover, Michigan Technological University
Alyx Kahn, Clemson University
Supported by the TMS Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) and the TMS Foundation, these $2,500 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering, with an emphasis on manufacturing from product design to production, integrating process control technology into manufacturing, and basic and applied research into key materials technologies that impact manufacturing processes.
Structural Materials Division Scholarship
Shane Anderson, Michigan Technological University
Steven Zeltmann, New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering
Supported by the TMS Structural Materials Division (SMD) and the TMS Foundation, these $2,500 scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduate applicants in their sophomore or junior years who are majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on the science and engineering of load-bearing materials, including studies into the nature of a material’s physical properties based upon its microstructure and operating environment.
AIME Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship
Alexandra Anderson, Colorado School of Mines
Mohsen Seifi, Case Western Reserve University
Funded by AIME (American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers), these $2,000 scholarships are awarded to graduate students majoring in the field of mineral, metals, and/or materials engineering. The scholarship's purpose is to further the mineral industries by affording educational opportunities in the arts and sciences pertaining to those industries.
TMS Best Paper Contest - Graduate
1st Place: Brian Lin, Carnegie Mellon University
2nd Place: Cheng-Chieh Li, National Taiwan University
Awarded for essays or technical research papers showing original thought and creativity on global or national issues and relating to any field of metallurgy or materials science. First-place winners receive $750 and second-place winners receive $250.
International Symposium on Superalloys Scholarship
Luke Rettberg, University of California-Santa Barbara
Saikumar Reddy Yeratapally, Purdue University
Funded by the Organizing Committee of the International Symposium on Superalloys, these $2,250 scholarships are awarded to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in metallurgical and/or materials science and engineering with an emphasis on all aspects of the high-temperature, high-performance materials used in the gas turbine industry and all other applications. Awards are presented in conjunction with the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) conference.
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across the entire range of minerals, metals, and materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production, to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its more than 12,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit www.tms.org.
For more information on the work of the TMS Foundation, which funds many of these scholarships, visit www.TMSFoundation.org.