Students & Faculty


Cameron J. LaPresta - 2015 Steel Internship scholar

AIST has provided me with an extraordinary opportunity. In addition to receiving the Steel Internship Scholarship, I was given an opportunity to work for a company. I am grateful for the financial assistance; with the cost of college today, any financial help is much appreciated. Paying for college can be a stressful task, but AIST has helped to relieve that burden. I cannot thank AIST and its sponsors enough for their generosity.

My internship was with Miller Centrifugal Castings International. This was my second internship with the company, so I was able to see a lot of the projects that I worked on last summer be put into action this year. One of my main projects was to completely renovate their metallography laboratory. I designed a state-of-the-art laboratory from the ground up, creating a great space for analyzing materials. A few other projects I worked on throughout the summer included near-net-shape casting and creating chemistries for new products. I was the only metallurgical engineer on staff and had a great experience putting to test the things I learned through schooling.