Institute on show at TMS meeting in USA

Institute on show at TMS meeting in USA

The Institute was on show at the 2004 TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Charlotte, North Carolina, last month, building on its reciprocal arrangement with TMS (the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society in the USA) for the provision of electronic services to members. Head of Communications, Dr Nuna Staniaszek, and Manager of the Institute’s Materials Information Service, Stuart Preston, represented the Institute at the event, manning stands in the exhibition and at the TMS membership booth to promote the IOM3/TMS e-partners scheme and the Institute’s products and services. Visitors to the stands showed particular interest in the Institute’s information services, publications and Foresight reports, as well as the e-partner scheme. Further areas of potential future collaboration with TMS were identified and are being explored.

The TMS meeting is the major event for the world’s light metals community, and the Institute’s Light Metals Division was represented by Dr Mark Jolly of the University of Birmingham. Two of the Institute’s Fellows, Professor John Campbell (photo) and Dr Robert Ritchie, were recipients of TMS awards.

Several hundred Institute members have already signed up with the IOM3/TMS e-partners scheme, which gives access to the electronic version of the TMS monthly journal, JOM, and to the TMS Document Center which provides TMS books, software and publications on minerals and materials. TMS e-partners gain access to the Institute’s Careers Development Service and the Materials Information Service. For details of how to become an e-partner, email or call the Member Services team on 01782 221704.

Date Posted: 6 April 2004

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