The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting & Exhibition was hosted in San Diego, CA February 23-27 with more than 4,600 attendees. Graduate students Matt Vaughn and Sam Present presented posters on their exciting work in additive manufacturing of metallic components. 2018 TMS president Kevin Hemker and Michael Mills organized the inaugural William D. Nix Award Lecture, delivered by the 2020 recipient, Robert Ritchie. The William D. Nix Award was endowed and fully funded by his Ph.D. students in recognition of the tremendously positive influence that he has had on their lives. More information on the record-setting attendance can be found on the TMS website.