American Foundry Society

Students interested in metal casting belong to the student chapter of the American Foundry Society (AFS). Logo

What is the American Foundry Society?

The American Foundry Society is an organization which provides and promotes knowledge and services that strengthen the metal casting industry. The Society was founded in 1896 and has grown to an international organization of approximately 13,000 members in 47 countries. It has 52 local chapters and 33 student chapters in the United States, Canada and Mexico. More information can be obtained on the American Foundry Society website.

What does the student chapter do? 

The purpose of the chapter is both social and educational. For example, in spring 2003 students in the chapter built 20 third scale model Napoleon field cannons.

How else is metal casting supported at CSU, Chico? 

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A second organization, the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF), provides our students with exposure to metal casting by providing scholarships as well as the opportunity to attend the FEF College Industry Conference in Chicago each year. Our program is one of 14 programs affiliated by the Foundry Educational Foundation and Mr. Brogden is the “FEF Professor". More information is available on the Foundry Educational Foundation website.