April 22, 2017 | Clarkston High School
Join the Saginaw Valley AFS volunteers for a special Saturday event to introduce 400-500 girls to metal casting using our hands-on "Foundry in a Box". If you've heard about Foundry in a Box, but haven't been able to see it in action during the work week, this is a great opportunity. This is our second year at Clarkston High School, and we need lots of volunteers to keep up with these energetic and inquisitive girls. Wear your jeans, and BYO safety glasses and a water bottle. Please be sure to let Sue Manyen know you plan to help, and what hours you can cover between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.: email@example.com
February 21, 2017 | Bavarian Inn Conference Center (over the covered bridge and up hill from Bavarian Inn)
Celebrate Engineers Week with members of all the Saginaw Valley Engineering Council's societies. The main program is presentations by various student teams in the SAE Competition series, ranging from snow mobiles, to Baja, to model airplanes and some high school FIRST Robotics teams. A bountiful buffet dinner will be served at Bavarian Inn in Frankenmuth MI, and the student teams bring their cars.
March 31, 2017 | Saginaw Valley State University, Pioneer Hall, Room P107.
Pour an iron casting in the research foundry at Saginaw Valley State University. Contact Prof. Robert Tuttle for more information at 989-964-4127 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Wear jeans, closed toe leather shoes (steel toes preferred), long sleeved shirt, and BYO safety glasses. The foundry lab supports instruction in the Manufacturing Processes and Systems course, the Metalcasting course, research, and student projects. Twice a semester the foundry is opened outside of normal class hours to allow students to pour decorative castings or their own parts. The foundry uses the green sand process and can melt 100 lb of steel and 50 lb of aluminum. Cores, which make internal cavities in castings, can be made using the sodium silicate process. This process does not require dangerous curing gases and can be cleaned up using water. Students have built parts for the formula race car and home light fixtures. There is also an active student chapter of the American Foundry Society, which sponsors tours of local industry, on-campus speakers, and talks at local high schools.