High School Program Brings Metalcasting to GEMS
March 6, 2013
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 in Schaumburg. The goal was to educate young female students about careers in these fields, and introduce the students to female role models from the industry.
Magma’s Deepika Gaddam and Shelly Dutler met with the students to raise awareness and educate them about metalcasting. They discussed their hands on experience from working in metalcasting and casting design along with utilizing casting process simulation to explain the casting process. The girls were fascinated to see the things they use in day to day life that were castings and took an interest in how the castings were made. The parents learned about the career path Gaddam and Dutler took that lead them to work in the metalcasting industry.