Community Outreach

AFS and its chapters, members and committees continuously work withing their communities to spread the word of metalcasting.

WMU Hosts Metalcasting Class for High School Students
The Western Michigan University metalcasting lab played host to high school students for a five-day metalcasting course in late June.

Goldens’ Foundry Commits to Education
Goldens’ Foundry and Machine Co., Columbus, Ga., committed itself to education this summer through its Partners in Education (PIE) relationships.

Sea Scouts Learn About Metalcasting
The American Foundry Society AFS recently donated the use of its Foundry in a Box kit to introduce metalcasting to a division of Boy Scouts of America.

AFS Brings Foundry in a Box to Elizabeth, Ill.
The American Foundry Society’s director of membership services demonstrated the Foundry in a Box kit as part of a community outreach program put on by the Planetary Studies Foundation in Elizabeth, Ill.

Museum Adds Foundry Kit to Its Collection
Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry recently purchased a Foundry in a Box kit from AFS.

High School Program Brings Metalcasting to GEMS
Magma Foundry Technologies Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., participated in the 2013 GEMS (girls in engineering, mathematics and science) conference for 5th and 6th graders held February 9 at Conant High School.

AFS Piedmont Chapter Awards $10,500
The AFS Piedmont Chapter awarded a total of $10,500 in scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students.

Western Michigan Chapter Hosts Student Night
The AFS West Michigan chapter hosted its annual student night Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Mohawk College Foundry Donates Surplus Proceeds to FEF Scholarships
FL Sales Inc. presented a check to Dana Coulombe for $76,495.00 at the Canmet Facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, toward scholarships awarded through the Foundry Educational Foundation.

B&L Information Systems Awards Scholarship
B&L Information Systems, Bridgman, Mich., has awarded the 2013 Dick Laney Memorial Scholarship to Shannon Carlson.

Alabama Students Try Out Casting
Representatives from the American Foundry Society’s Birmingham chapter and AMERICAN Cast Iron Pipe Co., introduced students to the world of metalcasting.

FEF Scholarships Awarded to Michigan Tech Students
A group of students from Michigan Tech Univ., Houghton, Mich., received scholarships from the Foundry Educational Foundation at an American Foundry Society meeting held Jan. 17 at the university.

Birmingham Chapter Donates Metalcasting Kit
The American Foundry Society Birmingham chapter recently donated a complete metalcasting kit to the Calera High School Engineering Academy, Calera, Ala.

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