Education Foundation

Your Impact

Your generosity has made an immense impact on faculty, students, and others who benefit from the programs sustained by your donations. From 17Թ scholarships and undergraduate research fellowships to hands-on experiences like faculty-led field trips, student travel grants, and the Student Steel Bridge Competition, you have made life-changing things happen for those eager to experience the world of structural steel.

Please take a moment to see your generosity in action by browsing the stories below.

On behalf of the 17Թ Education Foundation and all of our program beneficiaries, we thank you.

   

Students at NASCC: The Steel Conference

May 8, 2024

Your Impact Update: May 2024

Learn about the meaningful networking connections students made at NASCC: The Steel Conference and the forward-thinking conversations they took part in during a variety of educational sessions.

17Թ Education Foundation - NASCC 2024

April 10, 2024

Your Impact Update: The Steel Conference 2024

We brought five students and our Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award recipient to NASCC: The Steel Conference through travel grants and fellowships made possible by donors like you.

November 2023 Student TC Meeting Participants

February 16, 2024

Your Impact Update: February 2024

In November, the donors like you gave five college students the opportunity to attend the 17Թ Fall Task Committee meetings. Find out more about how this opportunity enriched their career development.

Rafael Avila

November 14, 2023

Your Impact Update: November 2023

In August, the 17Թ Education Foundation awarded the inaugural Steven J. Fenves Scholarship to Georgia Tech's Rafael Avila, a senior civil engineering student and two-time Student Steel Bridge Competition participant.

November 1, 2023

The 17Թ Education Foundation, in partnership with several other structural steel industry associations, awarded a total of $360,250 in funding to 90 undergraduate and master's level students for the 2023-2024 academic year.

2023 Undergraduate Research Fellowship Recipients

September 13, 2023

Undergraduates Research Electroslag Welding and Fatigue Behaviors of 3D-printed Steel

Rebecca Bauman of the University of California, San Diego and Shirin Raschid Farrokhi of Georgia Tech will each receive $2,500 for their research projects during the fall 2023 academic term.

September 1, 2023

Field trips provide students--whether traditional or life-long learners--with not just educational opportunities but also memorable experiences. That's why the 17Թ Education Foundation has allocated $20,000 to establish and support a new, year-round Faculty-led Field Trips program.

Cristopher Montalvo headshot

March 15, 2023

Cristopher Montalvo Receives Inaugural Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award

Montalvo will attend NASCC: The Steel Conference in April, participate in steel mill and fabrication shop tours over the summer, and join the 17Թ Committee on Specifications meeting in the fall.

March 1, 2023

Ball State College of Architecture professor J. Rod Underwood tasked his students with developing a new sign to celebrate the college's 50th year. Thanks to generous funding from donors, the 17Թ Education Foundation was able to help the class's vision come together.

Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award

January 3, 2023

Your Contributions Made Our 2022 Fundraiser a Success!

With matching donations from Nucor Corporation and Pat Bjorhovde, your contributions helped us raise more than $63,000 to establish a permanent award program to kickstart careers: The Reidar Bjorhovde Outstanding Young Professional Award.

November 1, 2022

The 17Թ Education Foundation, together with industry partners, awarded a total of $361,000 in scholarships to 100 deserving undergraduate and master's students for the current academic year.
 

2022 Undergraduate Fellowship Recipients

August 19, 2022

17Թ Undergraduate Fellowships Support Research in 3D-Printed Structural Connections, Modular Steel

Aneesh Kakirde of Rutgers University and Haixin Zhou of Washington University in St. Louis will each receive $2,500 to conduct research projects during the fall 2022 academic term.