Students in all disciplines of engineering with a technical interest in the iron and steel industry can benefit from attending this major international conference and exposition. With more than 300 technical presentations and North America’s largest steel exposition, AISTech 2009 offers many options to expand your knowledge and networking base. The program will showcase advancements in all phases of ironmaking, steelmaking, rolling and finishing processes, and the various engineering, equipment and process technologies. Tremendous employment opportunities are available in today’s steel industry, and AISTech can help you get connected!
Members (membership through Material Advantage)
Advance Registration FREE (including a Proceedings CD-ROM)
On-site Registration $25
Advance Registration $25
(includes one-year membership to Material Advantage)
On-site Registration $50
(includes one-year membership to Material Advantage)
Registration opens Dec. 1, 2009! The deadline for advance registration is April 11, 2009. Housing information will be available when you register.
AISTech Student Participation Form
In order to help us plan for student events, we request that all students, in addition to registering for the conference, complete a participation form. Contact Lori Wharrey at LWharrey@aist.org or 724-776-6040, etc. 621 if you have any questions.
Both the AIST Foundation and the Material Advantage Student Program have funds available for travel assistance for undergraduate students who wish to attend AISTech 2009. Material Advantage funds are available to Material Advantage Chapters, AIST Foundation funds are available to individual students who attend a university without a Material Advantage Chapter. Funds are granted on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of travel grants available is limited, so apply early using the AISTech Student Participation Form. Conference registration is required for all travel grant recipients.
• Material Advantage Chapter Travel Grants — Material Advantage Chapters may apply for a grant that will provide up to $500 to reimburse travel expenses.
• AIST Foundation Student Travel Grants — Grants are available to individual undergraduate students who attend a university without a Material Advantage Chapter to cover travel expenses up to $250.
AIST offers students the opportunity to earn money while attending AISTech as a session monitor. Questions should be directed to Ken Landau at email@example.com.
AIST has issued a challenge to all universities! The university with the highest number of students in attendance will receive $500.
Sunday, May 3
Plant Tour –
U. S. Steel Corp. is hosting a tour specifically for students to the U. S. Steel Research & Technology Center in Munhall, Pa. All students registered will be transported to the facility from the Renaissance Hotel at 11:00 a.m. and return by 4:00 p.m. Advance registration using the AISTech Student Participation Form
, is required, and space is limited to 30. For more information about the plant visit U. S. Steel – Granite City Works
Orientation — Join students from other universities for Orientation in the Renaissance Hotel Lankmark Salon 4, Level 1, Ballroom Bldg. at 6:00 p.m. followed by a casual dinner and reception at 6:30 p.m. The Orientation will provide an update on AIST and information on the valuable technical and social events available to students at AISTech. An AIST member will discuss the iron and steel industry’s opportunities for young professionals as well as the importance of membership in AIST. The reception following will give students an opportunity to speak to the corporate sponsors about internships and jobs.
Steel Scavenger Hunt — Conference scavenger hunt books will be distributed at orientation on Sunday, May 3. Students will be asked to find information about AISTech 2010, iron and steel-related companies, and AIST and its members. Many companies with booths in the Exhibit Hall are participating in the scavenger hunt. They have special giveaways for students, so be sure to visit their booths. Turn in your book at the AIST Service Center (Booth #2018) by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6 for a chance to win a Nintendo Wii donated by CMC Americas. Winner need not be present.
Monday, May 4
- Technical Sessions — Students are encouraged to attend the Howe Memorial Lecture in the Convention Center from 8 to 9 a.m. Dr. Brian Thomas from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present the lecturer entitled “Industry Implementation of Mathematical Models: Examples in Steel Processing.” Attend other technical sessions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- Student Project Presentation Contest — This contest will be held from 9:30 to 12 noon in the America’s Center. Undergraduate students who participate will present their projects in a 15 minute session type atmosphere. Students will be judged on technical content, topic coverage and presentation skills. Presentation topics should be technical in nature, with added weight for steel-related presentations. All participants will receive $300 toward travel reimbursement. The top three winners will receive cash prizes, $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second place, and $500 for third place. Advance registration is required using the AISTech Student Participation Form, and space is limited to 8 participants. If you do not plan enter this contest, be sure to attend to support your fellow students in Room 232 of the America's Center.
- Student Raffle – A drawing for student door prizes will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 4, following the Student Project Presentation Contest. Stop in between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to support your fellow students and to get a ticket for the raffle. Winner need not be present.
- Awards and Prizes — Contest winner awards and Steel Scavenger Hunt door prizes will be presented at 12 noon following the Student Project Presentation contest in the Convention Center.
- Student Lunch with the AIST Foundation Board of Trustees – Enjoy a casual lunch in the Benton Room (Mezzanine level) of the Renaissance Hotel, with members of the AIST Foundation Board of Trustees. Advance registration is required using the AISTech Student Participation Form.
- Reception – A reception will be held in the exhibit hall from 5 to 6 p.m. Take advantage of this networking opportunity!
- Social – Students are invited for dinner and fun. A location will be determined. A bus will depart at 6:30 p.m. and return at 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 5
- Technical Sessions — Students are encouraged to attend the many technical sessions of varying topics.