University Programs

Partners In Education

The Partners In Education committee's mission is to assist universities in preparing students to become professionals knowledgeable in the use of structural steel.  The targeted academic programs include Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, and Structural Engineering.


  • Curriculum Development: Assure that the targeted programs have the necessary content to assist them in developing future professionals who are knowledgeable in structural steel behavior and design.
  • Faculty Development: Foster career development of faculty members involved in curricula that include structural steel through support of teaching, research and service.
  • Student Activities: Develop student interest and enthusiasm for use of steel as a design and construction solution.
  • Industry Interaction: Promote interaction between the structural steel industry and university programs.

"Partners in Education" is an AISC Committee composed of engineering, construction management and architecture educators, steel fabricators, consulting engineers and construction managers.

The Partners in Education (PIE) committee currently consists of the following members:

Tim Mrozowski (Chair), Michigan State University
Judy Liu (Vice Chair), Oregon State University
Paul Endres, Endrestudio
Karl Frank, Hirschfeld Industries
Frank Hatfield, Michigan State University
Aaron Hill, United States Military Academy
Marc Hoit, North Carolina State University
Adam Phillips, Washington State University
Carol Post, Thornton Tomasetti
Brian Quinn, S.E. Solutions
Patrick Tripeny, University of Utah
Marci Uihlein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ronald Ziemian, Bucknell University
Hugh McCaffrey (AISC Board Oversite), Southern New Jersey Steel Co., Inc.

More Information
To learn more about the committee and how to become a member, contact Christina Harber.