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AISC announces call for proposals for 2010 Faculty Fellowship

August 4, 2010 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – The American Institute of Steel Construction is now accepting proposals for the 2010 AISC Faculty Fellowship, a four-year, $30,000 per year award for promising faculty members. "We hope to create a continuing stream of new faculty by supporting researchers in the early stages of their careers," says Thomas Schlafly, AISC director of research. "The program's intent is to develop engineering faculty who are excited and knowledgeable in multiple aspects of steel construction." The increase in academic research fostered by these fellowships benefits the entire structural steel industry, he added.

AISC's Committee on Research evaluates applications and recommends the recipient. The selected applicant will be identified as the 2010 AISC Faculty Fellow in various publications and other venues, bringing recognition to both the Fellow and the university. "Being selected as an AISC Faculty Fellow is a notable accomplishment for younger researchers,” noted Judy Liu, a professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, who was selected as a Fellow in 2004. “For me, this honor came at a critical time in my career. I was able to re-enter the world of steel building research and explore a promising new lateral load resisting system." Liu's Fellowship also helped to support two graduate students.

Applications are due September 15, 2010. For complete submittal requirements, visit www.aisc.org/facultyfellowship.


For more information contact:

Tasha O'Berski
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]


American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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