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NSF Student Grant Supports Powder Metallurgy Industry

Do you know a student interested in learning more about the powder metallurgy industry? The National Science Foundation has announced the approval of a grant program to support 40 students from U.S. institutions to attend POWDERMET2017: International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials in Las Vegas, Nev., June 13–16, 2017. Students must meet certain eligibility requirements but, if selected, the grant will cover the full-conference registration fee (including the opening and closing events and two luncheons) and a three-night hotel accommodation in double occupancy.

"We continually see that there is a shortage of skilled workers. This is a huge opportunity for students interested in pursuing careers in engineering or materials science," explains Executive Director/CEO Jim Adams, Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF). "Students will be able to meet and learn from some of the best engineers and component designers in the industry by attending technical sessions, special interest programs, walking the exhibition hall, and networking during industry luncheons and evening events."

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be attending a U.S. institution when applying
  • Students must attend the entire conference (June 13–16)
  • Students must participate in ONE of the following:
    • Commitment to submit a technical poster on activities at their institution
    • Primary author on accepted technical paper
    • Primary co-author on accepted technical poster
  • Postdoctoral scholars are not eligible

Submission Deadline: February 24, 2017

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Accepted students will also be able to attend the co-located AMPM2017: Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy conference.

MPIF is grateful to the National Science Foundation for its support of students to attend the POWDERMET2017 & AMPM2017 annual conferences. This support provides student participants with opportunities to exchange ideas with leading researchers and engineers from worldwide industrial and governmental facilities, as well as with students and faculty from both domestic and international universities. Student participants will learn the latest research areas and results in powder metallurgy fields of interest. These opportunities will not only improve the students' knowledge in the field, but also develop scientists and engineers who are ideally suited to create the next generation of designs in powder metallurgy and metal additive manufacturing that will push materials and manufacturing capabilities.

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