DMMM1(7.29-31,2014, USA)
The First TMS Summit on Creating and Sustaining Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1): Honoring the First Female Member of AIME: Ellen Swallow Richards
July 29-31, 2014 * National Academy of Sciences Building * Washington, DC
Abundant research demonstrates that a diverse talent pool increases productivity, competitiveness, and creativity ? but this diversity is often untapped relative to professionals in the minerals, metals, and materials communities. To address the issue, TMS is organizing an inaugural two-and-one-half day summit in 2014 (with follow-on actionable outputs) that will feature:
  • U.S. Government, Academia, and Industry Attendees: Up to 300 professionals will gather to focus on the underrepresentation of gender and race from the U.S. Government, academic, and industry perspectives
  • Workshop-Like Format: Parallel sessions will provide an interactive forum for learning professional skills such as communication, mentoring, and creating a diverse workplace
  • Panel Discussions: Crosscutting issues of diversity and inclusion will be addressed by panels of representatives from throughout the minerals, metals, and materials communities
  • Skills and Tools Development: Special sessions will provide skills and tools for early-career, mid-career, and senior management professionals to implement in their workplaces
  • Follow-on Resources: The output from the summit will be captured and used to develop toolkits and guidance subsequently available through the “Resources” section of this website
Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this summit is early-career and mid-career professionals, as well as senior managers and leaders working in U.S. academia, industry, and government. Human resources professionals and managers from the fields of minerals, metals, and materials are also encouraged to attend.
Summit Organizers
  • Elizabeth Holm, Carnegie Mellon University (Chair)
  • Viola Acoff, University of Alabama
  • Eliana Fu, Titanium Metals Corporation
  • Mary Korpi, Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Alexis Lewis, Naval Research Laboratory
  • KrayLuxbacher, Virginia Tech
  • Jonathan Madison, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Michele Manuel, University of Florida
Advisory Organizers
  • Wayne Jones, University of Michigan (Advisory Committee Chair)
  • DiranApelian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Cynthia Belt, Independent Consultant
  • Keith Bowman, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Ellen Cerreta, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Julie Christodoulou, Office of Naval Research
  • Carol Handwerker, Purdue University
  • Joy Hines Forsmark, Ford Motor Company
  • OladeleOgunseitan, University of California, Irvine
  • Tresa Pollock, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Linda Schadler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
*DMMM1 website: