The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation's "Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today," or FeMET Initiative, and "Steel Engineering Education Link," or StEEL Scholarship program, both aimed at attracting top talent to the North American steel industry, have awarded scholarships of US$5,000 to third-year students from leading North American colleges for the 2011–2013 academic years. Each scholarship includes a paid internship at a North American steel company during the summer and a second scholarship of US$5,000 in the student's fourth year based on satisfactory academic and internship performance.
The following 2011–2013 scholars have been awarded internships for the summer of 2012:
• John J. Andreiuk, Materials Engineering, University of Alberta
- Internship at U. S. Steel Canada, Lake Erie Works, Nanticoke, Ont., Canada
• Andrew S. Etzold, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
- Internship at TMK IPSCO, Research and Development, Houston, Texas, USA
• Danielle A. Hering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
- Internship at USS-POSCO, Pittsburgh, Calif., USA
• Allison "Sonny" M. Tengblad, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
- Internship at MetalTek International, Wisconsin Centrifugal Casting Division, Waukesha, Wis., USA
• Reese B. Thompson, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
- Internship at TMK IPSCO, Koppel Plant, Pittsburgh, Pa., USA
• Jonathon N. Turner, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
- Internship at Severstal Columbus LLC, Columbus, Mo., USA
• Colin J. Welshymer, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology
- Internship at Steel Dynamics Inc., Butler, Ind., USA
• Mattea W. Brown, Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University
- Internship at Evraz Oregon Steel Mills Inc., Portland, Ore., USA
• Aaron F. Graves, Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- Internship at SSAB Alabama Inc., Axis, Ala., USA
The goals of these scholarship/internship programs are to present incentives to the scholarship recipients to continue in the field of ferrous metallurgy/materials science programs by ensuring two years of scholarship awards plus the summer internship, all provided that the students continue to perform satisfactorily in their studies and work.
The AIST Foundation is a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation organized for charitable, education and scientific purposes that seeks to attract technology-oriented professionals to the steel industry by educating the public about the high-tech, diverse and rewarding nature of careers in modern steelmaking. Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to talented and dedicated students to encourage the pursuit of a career within iron-and steel-related industries. Approximately US$400,000 in scholarships and grants was awarded in 2011 through the AIST Foundation and its affiliated groups. The AIST Foundation is part of AIST, an international professional and technical association of more than 14,000 professional and student members. As the industry evolves, the AIST Foundation will strive to develop new and innovative programs to support the future of the iron and steel technology. For more information about the AIST Foundation, visit AISTFoundation.org.
AISI serves as the voice of the North American steel industry in the public policy arena and advances the case for steel in the marketplace as the preferred material of choice. AISI also plays a lead role in the development and application of new steels and steelmaking technology. AISI is comprised of 23 member companies, including integrated and electric furnace steelmakers, and 138 associate and affiliate members who are suppliers to or customers of the steel industry. AISI’s member companies represent approximately 75% of both U.S. and North American steel capacity. For more news about steel and its applications, view AISI’s website.