Montana Tech Student Receives Scholarship from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society

Maureen Chorney, an undergraduate student at Montana Tech pursuing a degree in metallurgical and materials engineering, has been named a 2016 Extraction & Processing Division (EPD) Scholar by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Chorney will receive her award during the EPD/Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Joint Luncheon Lecture on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

Awarded through the EPD and TMS Foundation, this scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years, who are majoring in the extraction and processing of minerals, metals, and materials.

“The EPD Scholarship will be extremely beneficial to me as I work to achieve my educational goals,” said Chorney. She is a member of the Metallurgy Club and Chemistry Club, and works as a teaching assistant for the general chemistry labs at Montana Tech. Chorney has gained experience through internships and research projects for Idaho National Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory, and the Office of Naval Research. “The generous award provided by the TMS Foundation will cover many of my expenses as I complete my bachelor’s degree and continue my education by pursuing a graduate degree in metallurgical and materials engineering. It is an honor to receive this scholarship.”

About TMS
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a member-driven international professional society dedicated to fostering the exchange of learning and ideas across 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 nearly 13,000 professional and student members are metallurgical and materials engineers, scientists, researchers, educators, and administrators from more than 70 countries on six continents. For more information on TMS, visit

For more information on the TMS Foundation, which funds the EPD Scholarship, visit