Dr. Robert Heard Receives FeMET INITIATIVE'S DESIGN GRANT-Department of Materials Science and Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Robert Heard Receives FeMET INITIATIVE'S DESIGN GRANT

The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) and the Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation's (AIST Foundation) "Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today," or FeMET Initiative, which is aimed at attracting top talent to the North American steel industry, has awarded its design grants for 2006. Teams of materials science engineering students and their professors from Carnegie Mellon University and University of Missouri-Rolla have been granted $47,500 each to put toward their efforts in addressing an industry technological problem or "challenge" by working collaboratively to determine how the problem is best solved. Their proposals included exposure to important problems in the steel industry, as well as learning various technical and economic aspects in creating a solution. Click here to learn more.