Students & Faculty


Faculty Grants and Programs

The AIST Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to increase the number of engineering faculty with a vested interest in the iron and steel industry, and to increase the number of engineering students electing to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry.

Steel Curriculum Development Grant
The purpose of the Steel Curriculum Development Grant  provides funding for a development assistant to enhance or update industry curriculum in ferrous metallurgy programs.

Steel Research and Applications Grant
The Steel Research & Applications Grant challenges North American university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals for solutions to industry-related technical challenges relevant to the North American steel industry.

Don B. Daily Safety Grant
The Don B. Daily Safety Grant provides an opportunity for North American university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals in the theme area of safety and health awareness within the steel manufacturing industry.

AIST Foundation Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award
The AIST Foundation Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award, open to all technical engineering disciplines, will assist junior faculty in building their research and professional service activities towards obtaining tenure.

Electrical Engineering Grant
The intent of the Electrical Engineering Grant is to encourage university teams (students and professors) to submit proposals relating to an electrical challenge within the steel manufacturing industry.

Questions about the grant and/or application process should be directed to Lori Wharrey at +1.724.814.3044.