T.C. Graham Prize
Ideas that make an impact!
Established in April 2014 with a US$100,000 donation to the Association for Iron & Steel Technology by Mr. Thomas C. Graham Sr., the purpose of the T. C. Graham Fund for Innovation In Steel Application is to sponsor an annual contest to encourage and recognize innovative applications for steel that may lead to the development of new markets. The winning entry will receive a US$20,000 cash prize.
Entries will be accepted from any individual or group of individuals, and judged for practical application, performance and marketability. Sustainability initiatives relative to profitability, energy intensity, safety, environmental impact and overall life-cycle assessment will also be evaluated.
While the cash prize will be to an individual or group of individuals, Mr. Graham feels strongly that absolute market growth should be the focus of major efforts within each steel company as a matter of supreme urgency. The spirit of this Fund is to catalyze these efforts by encouraging companies to take an active role in supporting the market development initiatives of their employees.
Mr. Graham, a Life Member of AIST, is the former president of Jones & Laughlin Steel, United States Steel, Washington Steel, Armco Steel and the first chairman of AK Steel. The AIST Board of Directors wish to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to Mr. Graham for his generosity to the Association.
The entry period for the 2017 Graham Prize is now open. The deadline to enter the 2017 Graham Prize is 30 April 2017.
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