AISC Education Foundation Seeks Help to Grow the Future of Steel Design & Construction

A new fundraising drive by the American Institute of Steel Construction's Education Foundation is designed to provide new opportunities for both students and faculty.

"'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.

The AISC Education 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. But we don't want to stop there, Harber explained.

"Reflecting on AISC's centennial has driven us to think about what we can do to foster innovation for the next century," she said. "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."

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.

"We're launching this campaign to grow the Foundation's ability to award funds for the future," added Charles J. Carter, SE, PE, PhD, AISC's president. "Your support today will pay off in perpetuity, enabling us to provide scholarships and other programming support to students and educators for decades to come."

"I urge you to visit to help the AISC Education Foundation bring these new programs to life," Carter 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.