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The Association for Iron & Steel Technology Foundation’s Ferrous Metallurgy Education Today (FeMET) Initiative’s goal is to increase the number of students studying metallurgy

and materials science in North America and to increase the number of such students electing to pursue careers in the iron and steel industry upon graduation.

The FeMET Curriculum Development Program is one component of this initiative whereby professors of ferrous metallurgy or materials science programs at North American universities are challenged to submit proposals to update and enhance industry-related curriculum. Each grant recipient receives up to $25,000 over a 5 year period.

The following professors have been awarded a FeMET Curriculum Development Grant for 2013–2014:

  • Randy J. Bowers, Ph.D., University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
  • Joseph P. Domblesky, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Alan P. Druschitz, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.
  • Kyle G. Gipson, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. (sponsored by Steel Dynamics Inc. – Roanoke Bar Division).
  • S. Komar Kawatra, Ph.D., Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan.
  • Marian Kennedy, Ph.D., Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
  • John A. Nychka, Ph.D., University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • Robert B. Tuttle, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan.

Since its inception in 2005, the FeMET Initiative has awarded approximately $2 million. New proposals for the FeMET Curriculum Development Program’s 2014–2015 academic year will be accepted until June 30, 2014.

Published in the April 2014 Edition of American Recycler News