Student Program

This Is Heat Treat

Are you a current college student studying materials science and engineering? If so, your full conference registration for the 29th ASM Heat Treating Society Conference and Exposition is FREE!

The THIS IS HEAT TREAT program includes a special student reception and opportunities to connect directly with companies that you want to work for by spending one-on-one time with them in their booths.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with professionals in the industry, learn about all aspects of the field through technical programs, and get to know the company you could work for one day. Get a taste of your future within the heat treating industry for free by registering as a student and bringing your Student ID with you to the show.


ASM Heat Treating Society Emerging Professionals Reception in the Expo Hall

Tuesday, October 15
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

COST: included in registration fee

Don’t miss your opportunity to grow a strong peer and professional network by attending this special reception, for students and business professionals (age 35 and under). This informal event offers Emerging Professionals with the opportunity to network with each other, ASM Heat Treating Society board members and other prominent members of the heat treating community. Note: The semi-finalists of the Fluxtrol Student Research Competition will be announced during this reception.

Young Professionals Reception (joint with Motion + Power Technology Expo)

Tuesday, October 15
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $15

This special networking event, for young professionals age 35 and under, will feature drinks, hors d’oeuvres and the opportunity to network with peers in the industry.

One-on-One Demos in Exhibitor Booths

Gain knowledge and insight directly from the major players in the Heat Treat world by signing up to shadow with them in their booth! See workshops, live demos, and learn about the companies firsthand from the people that work there. Click HERE to select from the list of exhibiting companies that you would like to learn more about, and we will give you a date and time to meet with them on the floor. See where your future could go and network with the people that can get you!

Fluxtrol Student Research Competition

October 15th & 16th, 2019
ASM Heat Treat 2019
Detroit, MI



Heat Treat 2019 will offer the young innovative scientists/professionals competition-based award and recognition program, seeking to encourage participation of young scientists in ASM HTS, and to provide attractive offers and opportunities in the worldwide Thermal Processing community. We are soliciting abstract submissions based on thermal processing of metal/metal containing components for this competition.

Eligibility: Students' who are currently pursuing an undergraduate or post graduate degree at a University, Institute or College (University) or are within one year of graduation, but conducted the research while still enrolled at a University, having completed an aspect of thermal processing research. The research must be presented by the student author onsite in Detroit, MI USA.

Review: Students are invited to submit an abstract and a poster and present their work during a special session at Heat Treat 2019.  The submitted posters will be evaluated by an international team of thermal processing professionals from both academia and industry.  The student posters with the highest cumulative scores from the judges will be named semi-finalists; and the student authors will be invited to present their work orally in a special session at Heat Treat 2019.  Each 10-minute presentation will be evaluated and scored for originality, experimental and research results and presentation style.

Submission: Students will follow guidelines for Heat Treat 2019 technical program submission.

Finalist: All semi-finalists will be required to present onsite in Detroit, MI. Presentations will be no more than 7 minutes in length with 3 minutes for questions from the judges. The winner of the completion will be announced at the end of the session and will receive the following, courtesy of Fluxtrol:

  • $2,500 cash prize for 1st, $1,000 for 2nd and $500 for 3rd place.

  • Plaques

Competition Schedule (subject to change):

Note:  there are two steps to this Competition/Award.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student Poster Competition

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Semi-finalists Announced during the ASM Heat Treating Society Emerging Professionals Networking Reception, along with the order of presentations

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Student Semi-Finalists Upload Their Presentations

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Student Presentation Competition

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Winner(s) Announced during the Afternoon Break with Exhibitors