“Funding the Future is a new program to help future designers gain more experience with structural steel,” explained Christina Harber, SE, PE, AISC’s director of education.
This new fundraising campaign will provide ongoing support to a variety of initiatives including a new undergraduate research fellowship program, expanded adopt-a-school activities, a new faculty internship program, a new travel grant program to help students learn outside the classroom, and a new program of traveling steel experts to help students learn inside the classroom.
“Reflecting on AISC’s centennial has driven us to think about what we can do to foster innovation for the next century. The foundation is putting the finishing touches on a variety of new programs designed to inspire both students and educators, as well as a major fundraising campaign to make it all possible,” Harber said.
The AISC Education Foundation has no overhead costs. Every penny goes straight to educational programming that fosters the next generation of steel industry leaders. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that already awards more than $150,000 in scholarships annually to juniors, seniors, and graduate students. For more information, visit aisc.org/giving.