Taking the Forging Story to High Schools!
Because of your support, the Forging Foundation once again provided financial support for ASM Materials Camps for Teachers to have a week-long, hands-on lab experience where they learn to use applied engineering techniques in their classroom and ultimately engage students in the study of engineering and materials.
This summer the Forging Foundation was once again a proud sponsor of 43 Materials Camps for Teachers organized by the ASM Materials Education Foundation. In addition to providing financial support, FIERF also provides each of the approximately 1500 teachers whom attended the camps a "Forge Your Future" bag containing materials on the forging process and careers in the forging industry.
Fifteen FIA Members volunteered their time this summer to visit camps and talk about the forging process and the types of jobs available in their companies.
"The ASM Teacher's Camp provided an excellent opportunity to connect the metallurgical principles taught in class to their practical applications in forging. The teachers showed great interest in the educational and career paths available to students who might consider a career in the forging industry."
Jim Miller, Scientific Forming Technologies Corporation
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following individuals who participated in this summer's ASM Material Camps for Teachers and all FIERF donors who make this sponsorship possible
Jim Miller, Scientific Forming Technologies at Ohio State University and Tolles Technical Center
Kyle Rackers, Scot Forge Co. at North Central College
Eric Wilson, Dayton Forge & Heat Treating at Central State University
Pat Miller, Bohler-Uddeholm at Illinois Institute of Technology
Robert Brodhead, Impact Forge Group at University of Indianapolis
Jordon Reed, Ulven Forge at Evergreen High School
Mike Gill, LASCO at University of Michigan
Dan Raiser, Ellwood Quality Steels and Dan Antos, Canton Drop Forge at University of Akron
Rob Mayer, Queen City Forge at Princeton High School
John Walters, Scientific Forming Technologies at Tolles Technical Center
Rick Recktenwald, Andy Carrico and John Bushie, Walker Forge at Michigan Technological University and University of Wisconsin
Paul Dennis, Weber Metals at Don Bosco Technical Institute