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FEATURE A D V A N C E D M A T E R I A L S & P R O C E S S E S | N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 9 5 2 2 ASM deliver meaningful information and services to the next generation of engineers and business owners. To this end, a major focus of the society is student recruitment. In early fall, I visited the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden. It was thrilling to see many students experiencing hands-on involvement in metallurgy. The metallurgist is the backbone of our heat treating industry and the science is alive and well. At the ASM Rocky Mountain Chapter meeting, I was pleased to present the Bodycote Best Paper Award to a well deserving and energetic Ph.D. student fromCSM, Virgin- ia Judge. There are additional opportunities for students to win recognition, awards, and scholarship funds to assist with their academic costs. This year, we introduced the Fluxtrol Student Research Competition award. In addition to scholarships and awards, student en- gagement also occurs at several points during our events. At the Heat Treat show in Detroit, our “THIS IS HEAT TREAT” student program allowed students to attend for free. There were travel grants available and theMaterials Camp for STEM education for high school students added to the excitement on the expo floor. We hosted a networking event—the Young Professionals Reception—in conjunction with AGMA. And the recruitment program offered resume and job postings online, onsite interviews, and connected employers with po- tential employees during the networking student reception. As an HTS past president noted, “Consider joining HTS for the educational and networking opportunities and stay for the fun!” HTS is a great place to be. We are taking on new challenges, delivering value, and expanding our member- ship. Wemay have just returned fromDetroit, but I’malready looking forward to seeing you at the next Heat Treat event in 2021 in St. Louis as we continue to celebrate all things heat treat. Eric Hutton ASMHeat Treating Society President Vice President Operations – ADE North America East, Bodycote HEAT TREAT 2019: HTS EXCELS IN TECHNOLOGY, DIVERSITY AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT T his is an amazing time to be in the engineering field and the Heat Treating Soci- ety (HTS) is here to help. As man- ufacturing becomes more global, diversity is changing the way we look at solving problems. Sustain- able solutions and eco-sensitivity are pushing today’s engineer to get more from materials; engineering is being driven for efficiencies, environmental awareness, and collaboration in problem solving. Additive technology is allowing us to engineer new solutions with materials, com- plex shapes, and structures not previously available. HTS is in the middle of these challenges and thriving. The programming lineup for our Heat Treat Show that was held in Detroit, October 15-17, looked at several tra- ditional areas of interest including metallography, failure analysis, additive manufacturing, and heat treat and coating technology. A new emphasis was placed on sustainable ma- terials and processes and materials for energy and utilities. Materials for clean and renewable energy, fuel cells and ma- terials for batteries, and lightweight and transportation ma- terials were also in focus. HTS membership diversity is important. The Women in Manufacturing Breakfast was successful as a first-time event. Held in conjunction with our show partners AGMA, the event was titled “Don’t Stop— Five Lessons I Have Learned, So You Don’t Have To” presented by Stacey M. DelVecchio, F. SWE, additive manufacturing product manager, innovation and technology development division, Caterpillar. We are excited that Lesley Frame, Ph.D., is our incoming HTS vice president, the first woman in an HTS officer role. This past year, nearly 2000 newmembers joinedASM, of which 70% are below 40 years of age. We are excited to help GUEST DITORIAL