IJMC, FEF partner on student research competition 

Undergraduate metalcasting students can win money for college and receive publication credits as part of the newly relaunched IJMC/FEF Student Research Competition

New for the 2021-2022 school year, this competition replaces prior contests with an updated presentation format and up to $4,000 in scholarship awards. Top finishers also will have their work published in the International Journal of Metalcasting, a rare opportunity for undergrads. It is cosponsored by the Foundry Educational Foundation and IJMC

The competition empowers students to showcase their metalcasting research projects at CastExpo 2022. Students, on their own or in groups, submit narrated PowerPoint presentations reflecting current or recent student-led research in metalcasting technology or molten metal processing. Entries will be judged by a team of industry experts, and eligible entrants will be invited to present their findings in Columbus, Ohio, during CastExpo 2022, April 23-26, 2022. All student members receive complimentary admission to CastExpo. 

The IJMC/FEF Student Research Competition is open to North American citizens who are undergraduate students currently enrolled in metalcasting-related programs at FEF-certified and affiliated schools. Applicants must be registered with FEF, have a current student membership with AFS, and be enrolled in the current academic year. 

Entries for the 2021-2022 competition are being accepted now through March 18, 2022. For rules, eligibility, submission guidelines, and templates, click here. For questions, or to make your submission, email Bo Wallace, AFS Senior Technical Associate, at