Colin Ridgeway was announced the winner of the 2018 Loper award at the annual Foundry Education Foundation’s College Industry Conference ( FEF, CIC). The award is an annual award given in honor of Dr. Carl R. Loper Jr. Dr. Loper served as an FEF Key Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for over 30 years. Dr. Loper is an Honorary Life Member of the AFS (Howard Taylor Award, Penton Gold Medal, Hoyt Memorial Lecture), a Fellow Member of the American Society for Materials, and a member of the American Welding Society (Adams Memorial Award). He has also received the Merton C. Flemings Award from the Manufacturing Processes Institute and the EJ Walsh Award from FEF.
After receiving the award, Colin said it was an “Honor to be recognized with a name as prestigious as Dr. Loper, and I am extremeley grateful to the Loper family for their generousity.” The award was accompanied by a $3,000 Scholarship.