AFS/FEF Student Technology Contest 

Scholarships are available! 

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Organized by the American Foundry Society (AFS) and the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), the AFS/FEF Student Technology Contest is an opportunity for students to showcase their undergraduate research projects at Metalcasting Congress each year. All eligible submissions will be judged by AFS technical staff and a panel of metalcasting-industry experts. The winning submission will receive an FEF scholarship. Top submissions will also be published in the AFS International Journal of Metalcasting. 


Qualifications
The AFS/FEF Student Technology Scholarship Contest is open to North American citizens that are undergraduate students currently enrolled in metalcasting-related programs at FEF-certified and affiliated schools. Students must be registered with FEF and enrolled in the current academic year. The project must represent current or recent undergraduate-level work performed by the student(s) in metalcasting technology or molten metal processing. Each student may enter only one submission. 

All presenting students must register and attend the annual Metalcasting Congress. Registration for Congress is complimentary with a valid student ID. Judging will be on site. Students must be available for digital poster presentations and Q&A.


Presentation Details
Each student will have approximately 10 minutes to present their submission (in AFS digital poster format) and field Q&A from the judges. 


Participation Guidelines

Online applications including name(s) of presenting student authors, research project title, and abstract are due March 1 each year. Applications can be completed at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/posterabstract 

Students must use the digital poster template provided at: http://bit.ly/2mcvdkA

A poster proof is due no later than April 1 of every year. 

Judging Criteria        Points
Technical Content—completeness of work, interpretation of work,  and results, analysis, discussion, references/bibliography. Sufficiency of data to validate conclusions. 40
Relevance—relevance and applicability of the research to the metalcasting industry. 25
Innovation—originality of ideas, concepts or approach.       25
Presentation—overall style is effective. Information is concise and logically organized. 10
Total                                         100

                            

QUESTIONS? Contact the American Foundry Society at techasst@afsinc.org.