Here are some activities offered during
COM. This schedule is preliminary.
Call to our industry
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
preparing their posters
- Poster size - Maximum 90
X 120 cm (3ft wide X 4ft
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
- Attendance - Presenters
should be present at their
posters during the judging
time for conference
- 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
- Technical content -
analysis and discussion of
results, conclusion (valid
- Appearance - overall
layout, clarity, legibility
and amount of text, quality
of illustrations, graphs and
- Oral presentation -
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!
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
For more information, email MetSoc at
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