Student and Educator Opportunities at NASCC

Student attendees at NASCC will have the opportunity to interact with leading industry experts in the Students Connecting with Industry Sessions program on April 14. (Photo: AISC) 

For students and teachers, NASCC: The Steel Conference can serve as a spring break of sorts--albeit one where steel, not sand and sun, is the focus. In addition to the nearly 150 specialized sessions on buildings and bridges that will take place at the Steel Conference (April 13-15 in Orlando), special educational opportunities are also available for students and educators.

The Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS) program will be held on Thursday, April 14. The program includes a morning session where students will have the opportunity to hear career insights and important lessons learned from two distinguished construction industry and design professionals. In the afternoon, they’ll be able to interact with leading industry experts from design and construction companies around North America in a relaxed setting. While most firms at this event may not be hiring, this is a great opportunity to meet significant designers and make key contacts at major firms.

For AISC student members, registration to NASCC and the SCIS program is complimentary--becoming a student member is also free! Students who attend the entire SCIS program will also be eligible for a free lunch on Thursday, a complimentary ticket to Thursday night's Conference Dinner (must be 21 or older) and up to an additional $175 in travel assistance from AISC.

The Educator Session will be held on Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon and features presentations on digital teaching modalities for steel design courses, as well as how to effectively teach your students to apply the stability provisions included in the AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings.

For the full conference program, go to