Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year here at OSU!
I hope the time off has helped rejuninate you and you’re ready to get back in the foundry with lots of new creative ideas! This semester we hope to try lots of new ideas for making new and exciting castings. If you need something to get your creative side started, please check out the link below! It is also a great tutorial on sand casting in general for our new members!
Pirate Sword Casting
Rising Senior. Elizabeth Sturgis was just announced as the winner of the H.H. Harris Foundation Scholarship! This award comes with great recognition and $1,000. Elizabeth is currently completing her 2nd year as an intern at ArcelorMittal in Chicago.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an officer of the foundry club? Are you interested in becoming an officer next year but aren’t sure if you’re ready for it?
You now have an opportunity to shadow the vice chair or treasurer to learn all about these positions. This is a great way to prepare yourself for elections and really understand what all the position entails.
There are many benefits of becoming an officer, one of which includes the ability to be able to pour in the foundry. You are also able to network with many of your peers and those within the foundry industry. We set up professional development meetings and tours where we work closely with local foundry professionals.
We highly encourage you to reach out if you have any questions! Visit our officer page for contact information. If you’re interested in either position, please fill out the following survey.
Join the Foundry Club on Friday, November 18th at 7 p.m. as the Columbus Blue Jackets take on the New York Rangers! Tickets can be purchased here, and $7 from each ticket come back to our club.
Please contact Tori Hicks at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The AFS Central Ohio Chapter has sent out its applications for its annual scholarship. This year it will be awarding 2 scholarships of a value of $1,500 each. The criterion on which it is judged is as follows:
– Two short written essays
– Academic Performance
– Career goals/ Future Aspirations
– Involvement in AFS
We highly encourage all of you to apply today!
Please click HERE for Applications!
Have you been hearing about these “comic-con castings” that we have been casting? Still haven’t found out what they were for? They were for the AFS local chapter annual winter party last Saturday night. I had the pleasure of getting to go to this with my fiancé (I know, how romantic right?) and ended up having such a great time. I was able to see our creations that were casted down in our foundry on display on tables at the event. Everyone was very impressed with them, so good job!
I basically went into the party knowing some faces from the chapter, but not actually knowing anyone. To make matters worse, my fiancé is extremely shy and does not like to come outside of her box. If wasn’t long, however, until we got to our and instantly connected with the fellow tablemates. Everyone acted as though they had known me for years and really appreciated me being there. This is exactly what the foundry industry is about. It is one big family.
To sum things up, I ended up winning a door prize, got to eat STEAK, and made so many new friends. I wanted to post and write this on here to encourage anyone to get involved, especially with our local chapter!
The Central Ohio AFS Chapter has been beyond helpful in bringing the Foundry Club at Ohio State back to life. To help say thanks, The Ohio State University Foundry Club has made several trinkets that will be used as party favors for the Central Ohio Chapter’s annual Winter Party. Below are a few examples. To see more pictures click HERE!
These show just a few of the many things that can be created down in our foundry. Come down and let’s make something together!
We will be having a meeting on Tuesday, February 9th from 5-6 PM. The meeting will be located in MacQuigg 160. Larry Buergel (from Fisher Cast Steel) will be coming and speaking on “Learning how to make patterns”. This is a very crucial process as castings are not able to be made without first having a pattern. With Larry teaching us how to create our own molds, you can potentially create whatever castings that you may want! This is also a topic that not many people know about, so to have Larry come and speak will be greatly beneficial and I strongly encourage all of you to attend! Food will also be provided.
In addition, could you please fill out this doodle to “RSVP” for the event so that we know how many people are able to make it? The link to the doodle is: http://doodle.com/poll/8ax44fkqw35yr43a
The AFS Central Ohio Chapter hosted our student chapter last evening where our very own Adam Hodges spoke on our projects, activities and plans for the future.
Following our talk, The Central Ohio Chapter announced the three winners of their annual scholarship. The winners of these awards, each with a value of $1,500, were Andrew Klarner, Janet Meier and Justin Helton. Winning the award was based, on thier commitment to the Foundry Industry, the Club and the community. We are very proud of the winners and hope to have another successful group of students for next year.
Next year the scholarship may involve an actual casting and a higher dollar amount! Keep a lookout for what’s to come!
We have a handful of upcoming events!
-We will be meeting several times in the foundry this week and next to finish the speaker award, so please keep an eye out for e-mails!
-The Central Ohio Chapter of AFS will host our chapter on Thursday, January 21 at 6 PM, at the Holiday Inn on North High street in Worthington.
-Our club will present at this meeting, so it would be great to have as many members attend as possible.
-The scholarships will be awarded
-As always, dinner is free and you are encouraged to attend.
-Please RSVP at http://www.afscentralohio.org/ for a chance to win $50 (Scroll down to the very bottom of the main page)