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AIST Foundation Video Contest

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Produce an original three-minute video promoting the steel industry and become eligible to win the grand prize of US$3,000, or one of up to five US$1,000 prizes! Deadline to enter the contest is 31 October 2014, and videos are due by 31 December 2014. Winners gain recognition and exposure for their school in AIST publications. The contest is the perfect group activity for your student chapter or club!

Student Project Presentation Contest

Undergraduate students who have completed a project may submit an application to participate in the Student Project Presentation Contest. Applications are reviewed and eight (8) students are selected to present their project at AISTech. The topic of the project is unlimited but must be technical in nature. Students are assigned 15-minute session to present their research and conclusions. Participants are judged on overall knowledge of project topic, thoroughness of the content, and presentation skills. Each student selected to present receives US$300 toward travel expenses, and the presentations receiving the top scores receive cash prizes: US$1,500 for first place, US$1,000 for second place and US$500 for third place.

First Place (US$1,500)
Hannah Amor, Stephen Builta and Michael Garcia - Purdue University Calumet

Second Place (US$1,000)
Kenneth Swartz - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Third Place (US$500)
Katherine Le - University of Toronto

Graduate Student Poster Contest

The Graduate Student Poster Contest at AISTech provides students the opportunity to present their research in a forum for all conference attendees to enjoy.  Poster subject must be related to the iron and steel industry, properties or applications. Authors must be full-time students pursuing a graduate degree and must be registered to attend AISTech. Cash prizes will be awarded: US$1,500 for first place, US$1,000 for second place and US$500 for third place.

First Place (US$1,500)
Paul Wu - University of Toronto

Second Place (US$1,000)
Megha Jampani - Carnegie Mellon University

Third Place (US$500)
Tiago Luis Oliveira - Universidade Federal de São João Del Rey