The Steel Conference

Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS)

At Students Connecting with Industry Sessions (SCIS) on Thursday, April 4 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.


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

For attending SCIS, AISC Student Members will receive:

  • A complimentary ticket to Thursday night's Conference Dinner (ticket issued at the close of Direct Connect)
  • Lunch on Thursday (while attending SCIS)
  • Up to $175 in travel assistance from AISC (Travel Reimbursement policies below)

Apply for your free AISC Student Membership here


Afternoon Session | Thursday, April 4, 2019

Noon-1:30 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.

Students who attend the SCIS Afternoon Session will be provided with lunch on Thursday.

Direct Connect | Thursday, April 4, 2019

1:30 p.m.-3:00 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 Afternoon Session or Direct Connect session to receive an expense form at the end of the SCIS program. 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 the 2018 Direct Connect session at The Steel Conference in Baltimore:

AG&E Structural Engenuity
ARW Engineers
BBM Structural Engineers, Inc.
Benham (A Haskell Company)
Britt, Peters & Associates, Inc.

Buro Happold
Butler Fairman & Seufert
Carpenter Wright Engineers

Degenkolb Engineers
Drucker Zajdel Structural Engineers
Engineering Ministries International
Exponent- Failure Analysis Associates
Fitzpatrick Engineering Group
Gregory P. Luth & Associates, Inc.
HDR Engineering
HKS, Inc
Hope Furrer Associates, Inc.
Hyman Hayes Associates
IBI Group
IMEG Corp.
KPFF Consulting Engineers
LeMessurier Consultants, Inc.
Lenex Steel Company
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
McNamara / Salvia
Michael Baker International
New Hudson Facades
PES Structural Engineers
RISA Tech, Inc.
Ruby + Associates
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Simpson Strong-Tie, Inc.
SK&A Structural Engineers
Soils and Structures
Thornton Tomasetti
T.Y. Lin International
Uzun + Case
Walter P Moore
Whitney Bailey Cox & Magnani, LLC
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates


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