The Colorado School of Mines (CSM) offers an elective course at the senior/graduate level on “Forging and Forming” in its Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering. The course is taught by FIERF Professor Chet Van Tyne.
“This class is filled with metallurgical and materials engineering students, along with a few mechanical engineering students,” said Madeline Hatlen, a Finkl Scholarship recipient finishing her senior year in materials engineering at CSM. “One of the best parts of this class is how hands-on it is. Lecture is three times a week along with a three-hour lab. The laboratories allow us to process and put to use all the information from the week. Another important aspect to the class was an exciting field-trip opportunity to visit A. Finkl and Sons Co. in Chicago. This field trip was not like any other I have been on with a class before, and it provided more knowledge than anticipated.”