Students & Faculty


Each year, AIST Foundation sponsors three major contests for high school, undergraduate and/or graduate students.

AIST Foundation Video Challenge

This contest challenges students to research the steel industry and produce a three-minute original video that helps to brand the industry as a potential career field. The video should educate young viewers about the steel industry.

Student Project Presentation Contest

Open to undergraduate students who have completed a project and submitted an application. Applications are reviewed then selected to be presented at AISTech. The topic of the project is unlimited but must be technical in nature.

Graduate Student Poster Contest

Open to full-time students pursuing a graduate degree and whom are registered to attend AISTechPoster subject must be related to the iron and steel industry, properties or applications.

T.C. Graham Prize

T.C. Graham Prize

Established in April 2014 with a US$100,000 donation to AIST by Mr. Thomas C. Graham Sr., the purpose of the T. C. Graham Fund for Innovation In Steel Application is 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.