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Join the Nucor/Bjorhovde Challenge!

From now until December 31, 2022, donations to the AISC Education Foundation will contribute to the Nucor/Bjorhovde Challenge to fund the AISC Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award. With heartfelt thanks to Nucor Corporation and Reidar’s widow, Pat, they are together contributing $25,000 as a challenge and will match, on a one-to-one basis, any amount you give. If you give $1,000, it will become $2,000; $500 becomes $1,000; and so on.

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AISC Reidar Bjorhovde Young Professional Award



AISC is pleased to announce the campaign to create the AISC Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award, a fitting legacy to a man who gave so much to our profession and mentored many of our younger leaders today. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $50,000 by December 31 of this year to create a permanent fund to support this award.

Reidar Bjorhovde was a consummate professional, researcher, leader, and enormous contributor to the world’s knowledge of steel structures. He had a life-long passion for mentoring bright young professionals, whether in graduate school or just starting out in an engineering career. While his loss is felt immensely by those who knew him best, the loss of his future impacts on young professionals is what drives us forward in our effort to continue his legacy.

Your contribution will be doubled, as will its impact.

The AISC Reidar Bjorhovde Young Professional Award will give the recipient a broad look at the world of steel.

  • The annual award will go to a graduate student who is within one year of graduating or is within 5 years of having graduated.
  • The winner will receive a travel grant and complimentary registration to attend NASCC: The Steel Conference.
  • Other special activities include tours of mills and fabrication shops and attendance at the Chicago meeting of the Committee on Specifications.
  • The goal is to introduce the winner to steel industry leaders who will act as mentors and “connectors”, much as Reidar did for so many.

Please join us in honoring the life of an extraordinary engineer and continuing his legacy of mentoring.

Join the Nucor/Bjorhovde Challenge today!

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Prefer to donate by check? That's just fine! Please make the check out to "AISC Education Foundation" and mail it to: AISC Education Foundation, PO Box 8761, Carol Stream, IL 60197-8761.

Want to learn more about the AISC Education Foundation?

The Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award is just one example of the many programs the AISC Education Foundation funds to ensure the long-term vitality of the structural steel industry in our support of faculty, students, and recent graduates throughout the United States.

We invite you to learn about the Education Foundation, its Board of Directors, our annually funded programs, how you can contribute, and more by exploring our website by clicking the links in the navigation menu.

The AISC Education Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Every penny donated to the AISC Education Foundation is 100% tax-deductible and goes to students, educators, and education programs.