WMU Hosts Metalcasting Class for High School Students
August 20, 2013
The Western Michigan University metalcasting lab played host to high school students for a five-day metalcasting course in late June. The course was led by Dr. Sam Ramrattan, full professor in the Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
The course was open to high school students showing an interest in math and science and taught the valuable opportunities available in a metalcasting career. It was composed of a variety of short lectures with practical applications of the casting processes and included field trips to metalcasting facilities to meet with casting professionals. The class also covered the history of metalcasting, current trends in the industry, and computer, math and science applications.