The AIST Foundation Board of Trustees approved funding for a pilot program designed to get more young professionals (ages 30 and younger) actively involved in the steel industry. The program aims to attract them to the world's largest annual technology forum for steel manufacturing, with the goal to enhance their professional network and improve their problem-solving skills. The AIST Foundation sponsored the following program benefits for AISTech 2014 May 5-8 in Indianapolis: complimentary first-year AIST young professional membership; 50% discount for AISTech 2014 conference registration; AISTech plant tour of Steel Dynamics Inc. - Engineered Bar Products Division on May 4; and AISTech young professional reception following the plant tour.