Nucor Week at Missouri University of Science and Technology will be held Sept. 15-17. Representatives from Nucor will be on campus Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss career opportunities with Missouri S&T students and to accept resumes for intern and cooperative positions.
Nucor, a manufacturer of a wide variety of carbon and steel products, is the largest employer of metallurgical engineering students at Missouri S&T and a major employer of all S&T graduates.
In addition to recruiting Missouri S&T students, Nucor supports a variety of organizations on campus, including the Engineers Without Borders, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the picnic for metallurgical engineers. Nucor has also created an endowed professorship in S&T’s materials science and engineering department, providing support for steel making and processing research.
While on campus, Nucor representatives – many of them Missouri S&T graduates – will present guest lectures in a variety of classes with topics ranging from steel manufacturing and design, to leadership and motivation in the workforce. They will also lead a class for the Chancellor’s Leadership Academy Alumni Class, involving leadership training, leadership careers, and the application of leadership within a global community.
With operating facilities primarily in the U.S. and Canada, Nucor produces carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; fabricated concrete reinforcing steel; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; light gauge steel framing; steel grating and expanded metal; and wire and wire mesh. Nucor, through The David J. Joseph Co., also brokers ferrous and nonferrous metals, pig iron and HBI/DRI; supplies ferro-alloys; and processes ferrous and non ferrous scrap. Nucor is North America’s largest recycler.
In 2006, Nucor donated $2 million to Missouri S&T to establish the Kenneth Iverson Steel Technology Chair, named in honor of Nucor’s founding chairman. Dr. Kent Peaslee, Curators’ Teaching Professor of metallurgical engineering, holds the Iverson Chair.
The following Nucor Week events are open to all Missouri S&T students:
Tuesday, Sept. 15
- Employer Seminar Series, noon to 1 p.m. at the Career Opportunities Center on the third floor of Norwood Hall. Wayne Robinson, manager of talent and recruitment, will be on hand to discuss the benefits of cooperative education program and why students should participate.
- Future Business Leaders of America meeting, 7-8 p.m. in 120 Butler-Carlton Hall. Scott Messenger, information technology manager, will give a talk on how business and information technology majors fit within the steel industry.
Wednesday, Sept. 16
- Nucor Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on the main campus lawn between Parker Hall and Toomey Hall. Nucor representatives from Texas, Indiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois and North Carolina will be available to answer questions and take resumes. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held in the Havener Center atrium.
- Engineers Without Borders meeting, 5:50-7 p.m. in St. Pat’s Ballroom A at the Havener Center. Yakov Filipets will give a presentation regarding the importance of project management. Filipets received his degree in architectural engineering from Missouri S&T in 2009.
- American Society of Civil Engineers meeting, 7 – 8 p.m. in 120 Butler-Carlton Building. Zane Voss, who earned his degree in metallurgical engineering at Missouri S&T in 2007, will lecture about current projects and career opportunities at Nucor.
Thursday, Sept. 17
- Career Seminar, 3:30-4:30 p.m. in 204 McNutt Hall. Marilyn Norfolk, Missouri S&T graduate in metallurgical engineering from 2008, will give a lecture on career paths and the role of a new graduate at Nucor.