Material Advantage is the student member program of the
Association for Iron & Steel Technology.
This is a joint program that provides college students with a single, low-cost membership to four professional organizations serving the materials science and engineering community:
Visit these Quick Links for coverage of the latest AIST Student Events!
AISTech 2013: Student Events and Photo Gallery
Congressional Visits Day 2013
THE REAL STEEL MARKETING VIDEO CONTEST
2012 MS&T Student Wrap-up
Attention Recent Graduates: Unlock the door to your new career in steel with a FREE AIST membership for one year!
Steel to Students Training Program
The AIST Foundation is pleased to announce the Steel to Students Training Program. This initiative will provide up to US$1,000 in assistance for post-secondary vocational/technical school students, undergraduate and graduate-level students to attend AIST’s Specialty Training Conferences and AIST Member Chapter Annual Meetings that include a technical program. Students need to complete the Steel to Students Training Program Application. AIST represents individual members in the iron and steel community from more than 70 countries around the world. Specialty Training Conferences are an integral component in facilitating the exchange of ideas and strengthening AIST's global network. AIST’s Technology Committees offer steel industry professionals the opportunity to participate in the organization through the Specialty Training Conferences. This program will provide students with increased opportunities to become familiar with Technology Committees and learn firsthand from industry leaders in various steelmaking fields.
Help promote the Steel to Students Training Program by requesting a poster for your school today!
Membership in the Material Advantage program is only US$30/year (effective 8/1/12), and includes full membership to all four organizations, along with special conference rates, travel grants and publications discounts. In addition, Material Advantage members will receive the printed journal from each organization on a monthly rotating basis. These journals include American Ceramic Society Bulletin (ACerS), Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), Advanced Materials and Processes (ASM) and JOM (TMS).
AIST, along with our Material Advantage partners, has gathered all available resources to help students find financial assistance. Over US$600,000 in scholarships is available through societies, chapters and foundations.
STUDENT MEMBER BENEFITS AVAILABLE THROUGH MATERIAL ADVANTAGE
||SCHOLARSHIPS! (Over US$430,000 in scholarships and grants are available through AIST!)
||FREE Subscription to Iron & Steel Technology
As part of your membership benefits, you will receive
three PAPER issues of Iron & Steel Technology and access to 12 monthly
electronic issues per year. Published monthly by the AIST, the
magazine is devoted to providing the latest information on technological
breakthroughs and trends in operating practices in the international
iron and steelmaking industry. Each issue features multiple
articles on a theme written by professionals in the field and
Iron & Steel Technology staff. Students may also
submit career notices for publication in the magazine at no
||FREE 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, this site 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.
||DISCOUNTS on AIST Publications and Document Library Papers at SteelLibrary
Advantage membership entitles you to a 50% discount
on the nonmember price of all AIST publications. Contact AIST Member Services at +1.724.814.3018 to place your Material Advantage
||DISCOUNTS at AISTech—The Iron & Steel Technology Conference and Exposition
Advantage members can take advantage of many benefits when
planning to attend AISTech. AISTech will have special pricing in place for student members who register in advance showing their photo student ID cards (photocopies are acceptable), and proof of Material Advantage membership.
registration is complimentary for Material Advantage members and
US$25 for nonmember students. Late registration is US$25 for Material Advantage members and US$50 for nonmember students.
members are also offered the opportunity to earn money while
acting as session monitors at AISTech.
Questions should be addressed to Ken Landau at +1.724.814.3036.
|| The AIST Student Resume Board is open year-round to post resumes for those seeking jobs or internships. Take a look!
AIST Member Chapter Meetings
The AIST Foundation provides assistance for students to attend AIST Member Chapter meetings through the Steel to Students Member Chapter Connection. The program covers the cost of meals for up to ten students (and an accompanying professor) per school to attend AIST Member Chapter meetings.
Those who qualify for sponsorship include:
•Full time post-secondary vocational / technical school students
•Undergraduate and graduate level students must be enrolled in materials science, metallurgy, chemical, electrical, mechanical, industrial, or computer engineering programs to qualify
•Faculty Advisors who accompany their students
Contact Chris McKelvey for details on the Steel to Students Member Chapter Connection and to register for an AIST Member Chapter meeting that you’d like to attend.
||Student Project Presentation Contest
Undergraduate students who have completed a project may submit an application to participate in the Student Project Presentation Contest. Applications are reviewed and eight (8) students are selected to present their project at AISTech. The topic of the project is unlimited but must be technical in nature. Students are assigned 15-minute session to present their research and conclusions. Participants are judged on overall knowledge of project topic, thoroughness of the content, and presentation skills. Each student selected to present receives US$300 toward travel expenses, and the presentations receiving the top scores receive cash prizes: US$1,500 for first place, US$1,000 for second place and US$500 for third place.
Watch for details on this contest at AISTech!
||AIST Graduate Student Poster Contest
The Graduate Student Poster Contest at AISTech provides students the opportunity to present their research in a forum for all conference attendees to enjoy. Poster subject must be related to the iron and steel industry, properties or applications. Authors must be full-time students pursuing a graduate degree and must be registered to attend AISTech. Cash prizes will be awarded: US$1,500 for first place, US$1,000 for second place and US$500 for third place.
Watch for details on this contest at AISTech!
TO APPLY FOR MATERIAL ADVANTAGE MEMBERSHIP
Visit the Material Advantage website for the complete listing of all the benefits of belonging to Material Advantage and to join AIST through the Material Advantage program (administered through our partnership with TMS).
The International Iron and Steel Institute (IISI) has developed an interactive, Web-based resource on steel processing technologies and applications called steeluniversity.org. Targeted at undergraduate students and their teachers, as well as engineers already employed by the steel industry, steeluniversity.org provides practical examples from the industry that illustrate and apply fundamental scientific, metallurgical and engineering principles. It also provides a range of realistic simulations of steel processing from raw materials to semifinished steel products and their applications. Learners can take control of a virtual steel plant and make operational decisions. Visit the website to find out what steeluniversity.org is all about.