Metal Powder Industries Federation

NSF Student Grant Program to Support Metal Powder Industry

February 2017

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) and AMPM2017 (Additive Manufacturing with Powder Metallurgy) in Las Vegas, June 13–16. The awards 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. Any travel-related expenses are covered by the student or his/her institution.

Eligibility Requirements

"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."

For more details, including how to apply, please visit POWDERMET2017.org and select the "Student Grant Opportunity."

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.

Download the full press release. (pdf)

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Editor's Note: For further information contact Dora Schember at dscember@mpif.org or (609) 452-7700

About the Metal Powder Industries Federation
Metal Powder Industries Federation is the North American trade association formed by the powder metallurgy industry to advance the interests of the metal powder producing and consuming industries and provides a single point of reference for all MPIF member companies.

About APMI International
APMI International is a non-profit professional society which promotes the advancement of powder metallurgy and particulate materials as a science. Its purpose is to disseminate and exchange information about PM and particulate materials through publications, conferences, and other activities of the society.

 

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