Friday, Apr 1, 2016
Johnson receives Foundry Scholarship
Dr. Scott Giese (right) presents Jacob Johnson with his scholarship.
Jacob Johnson, a senior at UNI, is receiving the G. Leslie Armstrong scholarship from the Foundry Education Foundation (FEF) in cooperation with the Non-Ferrous Founders' Society (NFFS), recognizing his scholastic and field experience in the metal casting industry. Jacob has been a student with the metal casting department since starting at UNI in the Fall 2013. While at UNI, he has worked as a part-time student at the John Deere Foundry and is presently interning at the UNI Metal Casting Center (MCC) Additive Manufacturing facility. His hard work and strong dedication toward the metal casting area was instilled since he was in high school. During this time, while an active member in the Boy Scouts, Jacob participated in a merit badge workshop for his local Cedar Falls troop. Afterwards, Jacob approached Dr. Scott Giese, FEF Key professor and workshop coordinator, inquiring about the metal casting program. He has always demonstrated strong interest with metal casting. In addition to his academic achievements, Jacob has been actively involved with the UNI American Foundry Society (AFS) Student Chapter and has assisted the program in hosting other Boy Scout merit badge workshops. He plans on graduating at the end of the Spring 2016 semester and is actively seeking metallurgist internship prior to his start in the Masters program here at UNI.