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Metal casting students attend conference, win scholarships

December 15, 2011 12:00AM

L-R: Russ Rosmait, Brandon Thompson, Jeff Johnson, Richard Brown, Jacob Lehman, Kane Rohrig, Trey Ely, Charles Neises.

Students in Pittsburg State University’s metal casting program recently took part in a national conference that awarded some with sizeable scholarships.

In late November, Engineering Technology Professors Russ Rosmait and Jacob Lehman escorted a group of six engineering technology students to the Foundry Educational Foundation (FEF) College Industry Career Conference in Chicago. The career conference brings together students and professors from across North America in order to interact and meet face-to-face with leaders of the metal casting industry.

Pittsburg State is one of only 20 schools in the world to be certified by the FEF. This year, $57,000 in special scholarships and awards were given to the FEF-certified schools at the conference. Two PSU students, Richard Brown, a senior from Purdy, Mo., and Kane Rohrig, a senior from Salina, Kan., each received about $2,000 in scholarships from the organization.

“We’ve been a part of this organization for nearly 30 years,” said Rosmait. “Every year, our students continue to be hired by the companies they are put in contact with at this conference. It is very beneficial to our program.”

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