The March Meeting was held in Blacksburg, Virginia at the Kroehling Advanced Materials Foundry, home of VT FIRE. There were a total of 10 student presentations on topics including the status of the Virginia Tech Student Chapter, Foundry in a Box, Casting Competitions, and Senior Design Projects. The morning presentations were followed by a VT FIRE Advisory board meeting.
At dinner, we were joined by 20 VT FIRE students. The FEF Executive Director, Brian Lewis, spoke on the importance of educating and support students during their academic career and entrance into the foundry industry. Paul Huffman and Alan Druschitz then presented 16 scholarships to 13 students, totaling $15,750. This year was the largest number of scholarships awarded in VT FIRE history. We hope to continue to see the program grow and become even more recognized throughout the nation.