Steel industry manufacturing achievements and technological advancements, and fundamental industry importance to the northwest Indiana region, will be recognized the week of April 8-12, 2019, with activities to include:
- ArcelorMittal Evening, Monday, April 8, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Attendees (students VERY encouraged, and this event is open to the public) can learn about steel industry internship and career opportunities from PNW alumni working in the field, and explore foreseen industry skills and growth needs
- AIST Midwest Chapter Dinner Meeting & Presentation: On Tuesday evening, April 9, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN … CIVS’s own Tyamo Okosun will be the featured speaker, delivering a presentation on SMSVC/CIVS blast furnace research
- Industry Site Tour: Wednesday, April 10, from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon, the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor Caster and Finishing facilities will host a field trip/site tour for SMSVC attendees
- SMSVC Reception and Dinner in PNW’s Student Union Library Building first-floor “Room With a View,” Wednesday evening, April 10, with Invited Guest Speaker John Dyck, CEO of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII); the reception will begin at 5:30 with dinner and presentation, “A Practical Vision for Smart Manufacturing,” to follow beginning at 6:30
- and Steel Industry Engineering Distinguished Speaker John Mengel, Vice President & General Manager, ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, who will deliver a presentation, “On the threshold of a dream,” in the CIVS Immersive Theater, on Friday, April 12, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
The week’s anchor event remains the annual Spring SMSVC Meeting, Wednesday and Thursday, April 10 – 11, at which CIVS students and staff will present research results and updates for the seven ongoing Consortium projects, together with question-and-answer sessions following each presentation.
While the SMSVC technical sessions/discussions (Wednesday and Thursday) and Wednesday events are by invitation only, both the ArcelorMittal Evening / Career presentation (Monday, April 8) and the Steel Industry Engineering Distinguished Speaker event (Friday, April 12) are free of charge and open to all interested students and the public. Check back at this site for further updates as more details become available.