Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to engineering students to attend the 2012 Iron & Steel Preservation Conference in Lansing, Michigan, March 5-6.

Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan, is presenting the third annual Iron & Steel Preservation Conference. The Iron & Steel Preservation Conference is the only event of its kind, drawing a national audience of engineers, historic preservationists, craftsmen, contractors, blacksmiths and others interested in the restoration of historic metals. Lansing Community College has long been recognized as leader in industrial arts training and has emerged as a leader in historic preservation with a focus on historic metal structures.  CEUs will be available to participants.

The scholarships to attend the 2012 conference were made possible by a generous contribution by the Nucor Corporation to the Iron and Steel Historic Preservation Program Fund of the Lansing Community College Foundation. Nucor is the largest producer of steel in the United States and the world’s foremost steel recycler. The scholarships will be awarded to selected engineering students in fields of study related to metals, to promote awareness and future use of the preservation procedures and tools demonstrated at the conference.  Funds are intended to be used toward transportation and lodging for the conference and for educational expenses.

Travel support for students in fields related to historic preservation to attend ISPC 2012 is available through a generous contribution from the Historic Bridge Foundation to the Iron and Steel Historic Preservation Program Fund at LCC. Based in Austin, Texas, the Historic Bridge Foundation is a national advocacy organization for the preservation of historic bridges in the United States.  Funds are intended to be used toward transportation and lodging as part of the student’s conference expenses.

Scholarships and travel funds will be awarded through a competitive process to undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the United States. The conference registration fee is waived for recipients of scholarships and travel funds. Students receiving funding must submit a brief report upon completion of participation in the conference.

Applications are due February 1st. Interested parties can apply online at http://www.lcc.edu/manufacturing/welding/ISPCConference/ISPC_scholarship_application_form.aspx

 

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