SEPTEMBER 2008

New 2008 FeMET and StEEL scholarships recipients chosen

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation’s “Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today,” (FeMET) and “Steel Engineering Education Link”, (StEEL), initiatives, aimed at attracting top talent to the North American steel industry, have awarded scholarships for 2008.

Nine students from six United States and Canadian universities have been awarded FeMET scholarships – focusing on metallurgy and materials science – and similarly five from five United States universities have been identified as StEEL scholarship finalists – focusing on all engineering disciplines. The next step for the StEEL finalists is to be matched with interested corporate sponsors. In addition to the FeMET and StEEL Scholarships, AISI and the AIST Foundation have awarded the inaugural AISI/AIST Foundation Premier Scholarship.

AISI/AIST Foundation Premier scholarship winner:

Thomas J. Bailey, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

FeMET scholarship winners:

Hillary Griffith, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology;

Bradley B. Hasek, Material Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University;

Mark J. Hlady, Materials Engineering, University of Alberta;

Sarah Miller, Materials Science and Engineering, Washington State University;

Micah P. Morrison, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Nichlas Z. Swinteck, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona;

Hannah M. Terwelp, Metallurgical Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology;

Ashley E. Vayer-Jenkins, Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology;

Eric D. Young, Metallurgical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

StEEL scholarship winners:

Marlon J. Belleth, Electrical Engineering, University of Houston, sponsored by CMC Steel, Texas;

Nathan E. Carlson, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, sponsored by Nucor Steel, Utah;

Kalan P. Kucera, Materials Science & Engineering, University of Kentucky, sponsored by Nucor Steel, Texas;

Steven E. McKee, Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, sponsored by ArcelorMittal;

Stefan K. Prodan, Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, sponsored by California Steel Industries, Inc.

Scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to each scholar for the school year beginning in fall 2008.

Each scholarship will include a paid internship at a North American steel company during the summer of the 2009 and a second scholarship of $5,000 in the student’s senior year.