Students & Faculty

AIST Foundation Steel Professor


Expectations of the AIST Foundation Steel Professor:
  1. Utilize the moniker “AIST Foundation Steel Professor.”
  2. Continue the momentum of the KDP JFA by fostering steel industry interest and AIST Foundation promotion at his or her university through “Steel Day” events, plant tours, research projects, etc.
  3. Encourage students to apply for AIST Foundation Scholarships and Internships.
  4. Encourage students to attend AIST programs such as AISTech, MS&T, training conferences and chapter meetings.
  5. Attend one UIRR meeting annually.
  6. Provide guidance to the KDP JFA selection committee and potential applicants as requested.
  7. Provide an annual report of steel-related activities for AIST promotional use, including the number of students from his or her university who enter the steel industry.
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Questions about the grant and/or proposal process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at or +1.724.814.3044.

All scholarships and grants are awarded in accordance with AIST Foundation’s policies, which may be amended from time to time, and are subject to the approval of the Board of Trustees.  Scholarships and grants are awarded subject to availability and funding and AIST Foundation reserves the right to withdraw or amend any listed scholarship or grant without prior notification.  Scholarships and grants may be suspended or revoked at any time at the Board’s discretion.  In no event shall the AIST Foundation or the Board of Trustees be liable for any claim or cost associated with suspending or revoking any scholarship or grant.  All decisions by the Board shall be final and may not be appealed.