The Steel Conference

Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS)

At Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS) on Thursday, April 12 at The Steel Conference, students will have the opportunity to hear career insights from distinguished construction industry and design professionals, connect and interact with leading industry experts, and mingle with other like-minded students. SCIS is organized in cooperation with SE Solutions.


For attending SCIS, AISC Student Members are eligible for free registration which includes the following:

  • All Technical Sessions (Wednesday through Friday)
  • Entrance to the Exhibit Hall (Wednesday through Friday)
  • Exhibit Hall Coffee Breaks
  • Wednesday Welcome Lunch
  • Thursday and Friday lunch (Exhibit Hall)
  • A complimentary ticket to Thursday night's Conference Dinner (you'll receive this at the end of Direct Connect)
  • Up to $175 in travel assistance from AISC. (see the Travel Reimbursement policies below)

Apply for your free membership here


Morning Session | Thursday, April 12, 2018

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to hear career insights and important lessons learned from two distinguished construction industry and design professionals. This two-part session will provide upcoming graduates with unique perspectives on the professional world that they are about to enter. 

Lunch | Thursday, April 12, 2018

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Students that attend the SCIS morning session will receive a complimentary lunch.

Direct Connect | Thursday, April 12, 2018

1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m.

Ever wish you could grab a cup of coffee with the top designers of the leading structural engineering firms? At this event, students will have the opportunity to connect and 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. 

Travel Reimbursement

AISC student members who attend the SCIS program will be eligible to receive up to a $175 reimbursement.

While at SCIS, you will receive an expense form to log your hotel, travel and meal costs. You must either attend the morning or afternoon sessions to receive an expense form at the end of Direct Connect. Receipts are required for reimbursement. 

Complete the form with your expense information and submit the form with copies of all of your receipts. Approximately, 4-6 weeks following the conference, upon approval by AISC, you will receive a check. View our expense guidelines for the complete list of what's included.  

*You must be an AISC Student Member to receive reimbursement. 

Direct Connect Companies 

Below is a list of the companies that participated in last year's Direct Connect. A few weeks prior to The Steel Conference, a confirmed list will be published. 

Architectural Engineers Collaborative
ARW Engineers
Bentley Systems, Inc.
Buro Happold
Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering
CSD Structural Engineers
Degenkolb Engineers
Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers
Engineering Ministries International
Exponent- Failure Analysis Associates
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group
Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Inc.
Halvorson and Partners - A WSP / Parsons Brinckerhoff Co.
IBI Group
IKERD Consulting, LLC
KPFF Consulting Engineers
L.A. Fuess Partners
Lenex Steel Company
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
McNamara / Salvia
Meyer Borgman Johnson
Monroe & Newell Engineers, Inc.
Nucor Corporation
Protection Engineering Consultants
Ruby + Associates
Schaefer, Inc.
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Trimble / Tekla
Thornton Tomasetti
Uzun + Case
Walter P. Moore
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Zachry Engineering
ZFA Structural Engineers


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