COM 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists
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COM 2014 - 53rd Annual Conference of Metallurgists
Student Program

Here are some activities offered during COM. This schedule is preliminary.

Poster Competition
Student Activities
Travel Funding
Student Volunteers

Call to our industry leaders

Do we have a succession plan? Help us ensure we keep encouraging students pursue our industry.

The Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM (MetSoc) is a non-profit organization that actively serves the needs of professionals in the global metallurgy and materials community. To this end, we also aim to support and encourage students to pursue careers in our industries.

As part of our initiative to support student interest in our industry, we are preparing some activities at COM aimed specifically for students and are requesting the help of our members. We would like to help as many students as possible attend COM2014 in Vancouver, and thus we are reaching out to the leaders in the industry and seeking support for student activities.

All of our student supporters will be invited to the student industry mixer so that you may see for yourself what and how our students are engaging in this conference.

Click here to read more about our current funding and read our student testimonials!
Student donations request

Poster Competition- Poster Instruction for All

  • Every author should be aware of the following recommendations before preparing their posters
  • Poster size - Maximum 90 X 120 cm (3ft wide X 4ft tall)
    You will share your board with another presenter
  • Readability - Background and font colors have to be chosen in order to get enough contrast and be easily legible from a distance of 3 ft
  • Set-up - Participants will be asked to set-up their poster on Sunday. Judging will take place on Monday.
  • Attendance - Presenters should be present at their posters during the judging time for conference delegates
  • The author's name, address and the title of the paper along with his/her student status should be described on the top section of the poster.
  • Material for attaching the posters and illustrations will be provided.

Judging Criteria

  • Technical content - background, procedure, analysis and discussion of results, conclusion (valid and supported)
  • Appearance - overall layout, clarity, legibility and amount of text, quality of illustrations, graphs and micrographs
  • Oral presentation - organization, clarity, timing

Submit Poster

Student Activities

Sunday Fun Night
Students are invited on Sunday night to get together. This complimentary activity will take place as of 7pm and will be limited in space.

Monday Student/Industry Mixer
Representatives from industry and students are invited to meet informally on Monday, September 29. We will announce the winners of the Student Poster session and have door prizes. This event is free for students. We hope to see you there!


Travel Funding

Financial assistance will be available to support student travel to the conference. Requests are pooled and a limited number of students will be selected to receive funds. Priority will be given to undergraduate students at a Canadian University who are travelling more than 500 km to attend COM2014. Fill the form here.

For more information, email MetSoc at


Student Volunteers

We would like to invite Students to volunteer for COM 2014. It's an excellent opportunity to network and earn some extra cash. Student serve MetSoc as session monitors, registration services and general help.  Our student chair, Sophia Chan will gather names of students who wish to volunteer and communicate with them.  Your final schedule will be confirmed early September.  You must be available to work 7am to 6pm Monday to Wednesday of the conference days.  To volunteer, please fill out this request form online: http://COM2014-volunteers

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