Submissions to Currents

Currents is the society’s bi-monthly digital newsletter, focusing on society-wide news and activities, business announcements and information, scientific briefs and articles, and member news.

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MTS members are invited to send business, science and technology, section and professional committee news, to

Submitting an Article

Currents News Guidelines

MTS is interested in including the activities of any sections or committees. These would include meetings, speakers, site visits, community involvement, competitions, etc.

Article content

Do not be concerned about the length of an article – it is more important to include all the details. If the article is too long or too detailed, the editor will review, make any edits and return to the submitter for review. It’s always better to have too much than too little. Use whatever length is necessary to tell the story.

Please be sure to include the basic who, what, when, where and why of the event.

Also include any names of titles of speakers, site visit coordinators, etc. Please be sure they are correctly spelled, as the editor will have minimal opportunity to verify.

Quotes are always good, even if, for example, it’s a quote thanking someone for coordinating an event, or speaking, etc. Please be sure to identify the speaker and their position/title. In student section stories we often use Currents to publically thank a company or person for helping out a section, or conducting a site visit.

If there is another upcoming event you would like mentioned in Currents, please be sure to include the information.


Pictures can tell a story. Often Currents will run a photo with just a long caption, so don’t ignore small events. Take a few photos.

Photos must be high-res 300 dpi resolution.  Set cameras to either high resolution if available, or the largest format available. Do not ‘save down’ your images or crop before emailing. This changes the resolution. Send images at the highest resolution possible.

Where to send your news and pictures

Snews and pictures to

If there are several pictures, and there are concerns about exceeding server limits, please send an email to the same address, requesting a dropbox folder.


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