The AISC Education Foundation will award more than $188,000 to full-time Juniors, Seniors, and Master’s students in civil engineering, architectural engineering, construction engineering, construction management, materials/metallurgical engineering, and architecture programs within the United States. Application deadline: May 1, 2024
A new paper, “Short-Term Structural Response of Integral Abutment Bridge Approach Slabs Subjected to Live Loading and Thermal Effects,” is now available online in the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. This paper documents research that was sponsored by the Illinois Tollway.
AISC is now accepting applications from students enrolled in structural, architectural, or civil engineering programs for a full-time paid summer internship at AISC’s headquarters in downtown Chicago. AISC interns support both the AISC Engineering and Research Department and the Education Department in developing technical resources for structural steel design and education.
- Will be enrolled in either a master’s degree curriculum or at least the third year of a Bachelor of Science curriculum.
- Will have completed at least one course in structural steel design.
- Should be planning to continue with their education full-time in Fall 2024.
- Are authorized to work in the United States.
Interested students can learn more about the position and application process here. Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new paper, “Field and Numerical Evaluation of Lateral Bending in Skewed Steel I-Girder Bridges during Deck Placement,” is now available online in the ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering. This paper documents research that is part of an ongoing project sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation.
Congratulations to Shitao Shi for receiving a Student Travel Grant from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) to attend the November Task Committee and Committee on Specifications meetings in Chicago! This program connects students with AISC Staff mentors and provides the opportunity to meet some of the leading engineers and researchers in the industry and to see firsthand how AISC’s specifications and standards are made. Shitao’s Ph.D. research on seismic stability assessment and design of steel buildings is partially funded by AISC.
Submissions are currently being accepted for two journal special issues related to innovations in earthquake engineering:
Congratulations to Lauren Schissler for receiving an AISC/Associated Steel Erectors of Chicago Scholarship for the 2023-2024 academic year! Lauren is an M.S. candidate and Lewis Graduate Fellow working on a collaborative research project with Professors Elbanna, Fahnestock and LaFave. The project, Strength and Serviceability of Damaged Steel Girders, is sponsored by the Illinois Center for Transportation.
In late July, Larry Fahnestock visited Dhaka, Bangladesh for the Second International Conference on Advances in Civil Infrastructure and Construction Materials, where he delivered a keynote lecture and spoke at the closing ceremony about the legacy of Dr. Fazlur Rahman Khan. CICM 2023 focused on the theme of Resilience and Sustainability, and it was organized in honor of Dr. Khan, who earned his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1955 and went on to design iconic structures around the world. Along with all of his engineering accomplishments, Dr. Khan was known for his heart for people. He said, “The technical man must not be lost in his own technology. He must be able to appreciate life, and life is art, drama, music, and most importantly, people.”
Congratulations to Sunny Zhou for depositing her Ph.D. dissertation! Best wishes to Sunny as she moves to Texas next month and starts a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley!
Congratulations to Sunny Zhou for defending her Ph.D. dissertation! Sunny’s doctoral research, “Evaluation of Superstructure Response and Load Distribution in Skewed Steel I-Girder Bridges,” was co-advised by Jim LaFave and Larry Fahnestock as part of a project funded by the Illinois Center for Transportation.