Colorado School of Mines wins TMS Materials Bowl for second straight year
March 1, 2010 – Warrendale, PA (USA) – The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) captured the trophy in the TMS 2010 Alcoa Materials Bowl, sponsored by Alcoa, for the second consecutive year by defeating the Georgia Institute of Technology in a recent competition held during The Mineral, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Seattle, Washington.
The game show-styled knowledge contest pitted students from 12 universities in four eliminations rounds and two semifinals to determine the championship contenders. Students answered both individual and team questions based on the diverse areas of materials science and engineering. This was the fourth year for the TMS Materials Bowl competition.
The CSM team, nicknamed the Orediggers, consisted of Material Advantage students Greg Lehnhoff, Scott Cochran, Rachael Madland and Grant Hudish.
Material Advantage advisor John Speer, professor of metallurgical and materials engineering at CSM, said he was not only proud of his student winners, but also underscored the professional value of participating.
“The Colorado School of Mines’ Orediggers were fortunate to defend their title in the 2010 TMS Materials Bowl. We are all proud of their performance in representing the school and their classmates in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and I know that the students appreciated all of the effort that TMS put into organizing the event,” he said. “Hopefully, the Materials Bowl competition will continue in the future so that students and programs from around the country will have the opportunity to maintain a friendly rivalry, and even more importantly, so that students will have the valuable opportunity of participating in an important professional meeting as they are getting close to embarking on their own careers.”
In addition to the Colorado School of Mines and Georgia Tech, other competing teams hailed from the University of British Columbia, Boise State University, California Polytechnic State University, the University of Washington, Florida International University, Iowa State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho.
TMS is the professional organization encompassing the entire range of materials science and engineering, from minerals processing and primary metals production to basic research and the advanced applications of materials. Included among its professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents.
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