2017 CIC Recap


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This year’s College Industry Conference (CIC) was held on Thursday, November 16 and Friday, November 17 in Chicago at the Westin Michigan Avenue. Highlights of this year include 118 student delegates representing 27 FEF certified and affiliated schools, along with more than 200 industry leaders.

Keynote speakers for the morning session were: Rachel Abrahams, Senior Research Engineer, U.S. Air Force; Steve Sikorski, President, MAGMA Foundry Technologies; and Wil Tinker, President, Tinker Omega Manufacturing. All three spoke about their personal journey in the metalcasting world.

FEF presented Gary Gigante with their highest award, the prestigious E.J. Walsh Award. The annual FEF/AFS Distinguished Professor award was presented to Efrain Almanza, Key Professor at Instituto Tecnologico de Saltillo. Additionally, over $57,000 in scholarships were awarded at this year’s CIC.

Next year's conference will be held on November 15 & 16 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago. Plan now to attend this exciting event!.


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