Students & Faculty

Justin Plante - 2016 Steel Intern Scholar

2016 has been a great year for me regarding my studies and career. I received the AIST Steel Intern Scholarship, which not only benefitted me financially but also helped me land an internship at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc. in Hamilton, Ont., Canada. Before my internship at Dofasco, I did not realize the sophistication of the steelmaking process. I have come to discover that it involves way more technology and knowledge than I could ever imagine. I’ve been really impressed to see how many people work together to ensure the reliability of the process and the quality of the products. Moreover, Dofasco is pushing forward by investing a lot of money in research to develop new grades of steel to meet the requirements of the changing world. In my case, I’ve been working for four months as an equipment reliability co-op within the steelmaking technology group.

Justin Plante completed his internship at ArcelorMittal Dofasco Inc.

I provided my skills and knowledge to help mainly on the development of a capital investment project that consists of upgrading the current material handling system that is used to reach the final steel chemistry. This will allow Dofasco to produce new grades of steel more efficiently and at a lower cost by increasing the reliability of the process while improving the quality at the same time. I’m very grateful for this scholarship, which not only helped me to pursue graduate studies, but also opened my mind to the steel industry through my internship at ArcelorMittal Dofasco. This has been truly a very rewarding experience. I have found a new passion in steelmaking and I’ll definitely consider this industry for my future.