Students & Faculty

Student Member Benefits

Internships and Scholarships

More than US$700,000 in scholarships and grants are available through AIST. Please visit the Internships and Scholarships page for more information.

Discounted Registration for AISTech

Advanced registration is FREE for full-time Material Advantage members and US$50 for non-member full-time students. Late registration is US$30 for Material Advantage members and US$80 for non-member students.
Student members are also offered the opportunity to earn money while acting as session monitors at AISTech. Questions about being a session monitor should be addressed to Courtney Young at


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

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Training and Travel Funds

The AIST Foundation's Steel to Students Training Program provides up to US$1,000 (which includes the conference tuition and up to US$600 in travel reimbursement) for post-secondary vocational/technical school students, and undergraduate and graduate-level students to attend AIST’s Technology Training Conferences and AIST Member Chapter annual meetings that include a technical program.

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Student Resume Board

The AIST Student Resume Board is open year-round for students seeking jobs or internships to post resumes. The resume board is shared with steel company human resources contacts. Graduates seeking employment and undergrads seeking internships are invited to upload their resumes for inclusion on the Student Resume Board.
Resumes remain posted for approximately one year. If you wish to update the resume, simply send an updated file. If you wish to have it removed, contact Courtney Shaffer.

►Resume Board

Free Resume Coaching

AIST now offers students the opportunity to submit resumes to a steel industry expert and resume coach! Before you submit your resume to potential employers, make sure you first send it to to receive feedback that will set you apart from other candidates. This service is free for all student members — take advantage!

Subscription to Iron & Steel Technology

You'll receive two printed issues of Iron & Steel Technology (March and October) and electronic access to all 12 monthly issues per year at AIST's Digital Library. Published monthly by AIST, Iron & Steel Technology is the premier the premier technical journal for metallurgical, engineering, operating, and maintenance personnel in the iron and steel industry. Each month in Iron & Steel Technology, readers will find timely peer-reviewed articles addressing theory, technology and practical applications, and the latest industry news, product and professional highlights, as well as an industry-wide calendar of upcoming seminars, meetings and events.

Access to SteelNews

In our industry, where major changes have become a day-to-day reality, staying connected has never been more important. An AIST publication, provides the latest industry news in an affordable, objective format. Coverage includes regular updates on the people, producers and suppliers in the global steel community.

Access to the AIST Digital Library

The AIST Digital Library is an online repository of more than 10,000 downloadable technical articles from AIST’s monthly journal, Iron & Steel Technology, current and past steel-related conference proceedings, and industry data. Student members can download 25 technical articles per quarter and have unlimited access to full issues of Iron & Steel Technology.

Publication Discounts

Material Advantage membership entitles you to a 50% discount on the non-member price of all AIST publications. Contact AIST Member Services at +1.724.814.3000, ext. 1 to place your Material Advantage discount order.