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Christensen receives scholarship at annual College Industry Conference

Posted on Thursday, December 21st, 2017
Foundry Educational Foundation logo
Foundry Educational Foundation logo.


Four students from the University of Northern Iowa (UNI), along with professor Dr. Scott Giese, recently traveled to Chicago for the College Industry Conference, hosted by the Foundry Education Foundation (FEF).  The event, held November 16 & 17, 2017, connected over 115 students and professors with over 200 metalcasting leaders from across North America.

As a certified FEF school, UNI not only receives funds for scholarships and other allocations for their metalcasting program, but travel expenses to this event were also paid for by FEF.

Over $69,000 in scholarships were awarded at the conference, and among the award recipients was UNI student Joseph Christensen.

Since 1947, FEF continues to be the only organization whose mission is directly defined as providing resources to develop the next talent to support the success of the metalcasting industry.  Through partnerships with universities such as UNI, FEF strives to continue to provide passionate and creative metalcasting engineers who will grow and expand this important North American manufacturing industry.