||The Fourth Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Profession (DMMM4) will provide novel, actionable, and measurable approaches for improving diversity, engagement, and inclusion (DEI) through strategies that encompass a broad spectrum of human experiences. DMMM4 will accomplish this by employing an intersectional approach that takes into account all aspects of one’s experiences in order to foster a more welcoming and inclusive organization. The intent of this approach is to position DMMM4 as a vessel for forging powerful, professional connections across many organizations in order to increase learning and sharing for best practices in DEI. Using the recommendations of the 2018 STEM Inclusion Study, funded by the National Science Foundation, as a framework, DMMM4 will equip attendees with the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to achieve results on prevalent DEI topics within four thematic programming pillars:
Leaders in the field will offer motivation and courage for change through their own experiences and journeys in overcoming adversity or making a significant, positive impact in their own workplaces.
Workshops will feature case studies and detailed information of how DEI strategies were implemented, with an emphasis on defining measurable outcomes.
Small group, hands-on training sessions will enable attendees to develop specific skills that can be applied or shared with others in the workplace.
Interactive panel discussions and facilitated small group sessions will give attendees the opportunity to explore complex questions, gain feedback, and contribute to outputs that will guide the future actions of both attendees and the TMS Diversity, Engagement, and Inclusion Committee, including program development for future Diversity Summits
• Megan J. Cordill, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences
• Jonathan D. Madison, Sandia National Laboratories
• Clarissa Yablinsky, Los Alamos National Laboratory