Nicholas Walla, CIVS graduate assistant, won 1st Place at the 2013 AISTech (Association for Iron and Steel Technology) Conference, Graduate Student Poster Competition. The competition was held on Monday, May 6 in Pittsburgh, PA. Nick presented his project titled “Life Prediction in Industrial Equipment” sponsored by U. S. Steel.
The student competition is held annually at AISTech, an international conference that is steel’s premier technical event and North America’s largest steel exposition. Over 123 students competed this year. More than 7,000 professionals attended the conference from all around the world. Nick is expecting to receive his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree in December 2013. This is the second year in a row that a CIVS graduate student won first place.