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INCREASING TEXAS STATE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY Dr. Laura Bartlett Assistant Professor Foundry and Heat Treatment Department of Engineering.

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1 INCREASING TEXAS STATE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN THE STEEL INDUSTRY Dr. Laura Bartlett Assistant Professor Foundry and Heat Treatment Department of Engineering Technology

2 The Kent D. Peaslee Junior Faculty Award  Special thanks to the AIST Foundation for selecting me  Very honored to receive this award named after my mentor and friend  I miss him very much!  I hope carry on Dr. Peaslee’s good work

3 Texas State University  Located in San Marcos TX  Main campus spans 457 acres and houses more than 50 academic schools  Over 35,000 undergrad and grad students  The RFM building  Ingram School of Engineering  Engineering Technology  Materials Science and Engineering Commercialization  Focus on Industrial research

4 Engineering Technology  Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Specializations:  Construction Engineering Technology  Electrical Engineering Technology  Environmental Engineering Technology  Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Mechanical Engineering Technology  Master of Science in Engineering Technology Specializations:  Construction Science  Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Industrial Engineering Technology

5 Ingram School of Engineering  The Ingram School of Engineering offers three undergraduate degree programs:  Manufacturing Engineering  Industrial Engineering  Electrical Engineering  Together, the Engineering and Engineering Technology programs house over 20 technical labs and have an average enrollment of more than 1,200 students per semester

6 The Materials Science and Engineering Commercialization Program  The Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization (MSEC) program at Texas State is an integrated effort based on the university’s biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics, engineering, engineering technology and business school programs  The MSEC program’s goal is to train graduate scientists and engineers to perform interdisciplinary research while equipping them to emerge as effective entrepreneurial leaders in the advancement of 21st- century global discovery and innovation  Current push is to cultivate a metallurgy component to the program  Addition of steel industry related educational curriculum and research projects will enhance the mission all three departments

7 Metalcasting at Texas State  Texas State is an FEF accredited school  Student chapters of AFS, ASME, and SME  The Foundry and Heat Treatment Lab  square foot facility  Two 100lb coreless induction furnaces  Thermal analysis  Green sand, no-bake sand, lost foam, investment shell  Programmable furnaces for heat treating (up to 1600 C) in air or with a purge kit for protective atmosphere  Cut off saws, band saws, grinding, and shot blasting equipment Students tapping a heat of lightweight steel FEF College Industry Conference 2013

8 Laboratory Facilities  High Strength Materials Characterization Lab  Chemical analysis: Spectro Maxx OES and Leco C/S analyzer  Metallographic prep  125 kip Servohydraulic load frame  Tinius Olsen pendulum type impact tester  Support Labs  MTS Instrumented drop tower  22 kip MTS load frame  Full pattern shop  CNC machining labs and metals joining lab  FEI HELIOS NANOLAB SEM/FIB  XRD, AFM, and TEM  Rapid prototyping lab (3-D printers and water jet cutter)  And much more!

9 New and Planned Equipment Purchases  KDP Junior Faculty Award funds leveraged with department funds and funds from industry to increase steel related curriculum and research  Jominy end quench - $3,000 to fabricate – added to the TECH 4330 course curriculum  300 lb ferrous melting capacity induction furnace - $6, % in-kind donation from Emsco  Upton model PE externally heated salt pot furnace ( ºC) – $16,750 ($5,000 AIST – $11,750 department match)  IRM Horizontal 2-High Hot and Cold Rolling Mill - $81,250 Actively pursuing funding

10 Collaborations with local steel manufactures  critical challenge facing the steel industry - how to remain competitive with other emerging high strength materials  must continue to be an industry driven toward expanding innovation and increasing the number of young engineering and technical professionals that choose steel industry related careers  Texas State with it’s student body of over 35,000 represents an untapped pool of young talent for steelmakers  I will leverage funds from AIST with local industry to establish steel related programs at Texas State

11 Texas State University partnership with CMC Seguin  Significant progress has already been made toward forging a collaborative relationship between Texas State and CMC  Training sessions to understand day-to-day operations  CMC has provided guest lecturers for the Engineering Technology and Materials Science Departments, speaking on career opportunities and the technological aspects of steelmaking  Representation on our Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board  In-kind donations of equipment and ferroalloys ($5,000)  Cash donation of $5,000 to support steel related programs at Texas State

12 Texas State University partnership with CMC Seguin  An internship program has now been established between CMC Seguin and Texas State  Two students (one male and one female) from the Engineering and Engineering Technology departments have completed paid internships in the Meltshop at CMC  Two recent graduates from Engineering Technology have taken full time employment at CMC  The amount of internship assistance provided by CMC totaled more than $15,000  The total amount of financial support by CMC to Texas State programs and students totals more than $25,000  I would like to personally thank CMC For their outstanding support of our programs

13  Find out about exciting careers and scholarships!  Come join us for a tour of CMC Seguin  When: Friday, October 3 12:45 pm (we will meet in RFM 2240 lobby and drive over)  Where: CMC Seguin Number 1, Steel Mill Drive, Seguin, TX  * Sign-up in advance with Sylvia in RFM 2240 by Oct. 1  CMC – leading producer of special quality steel long products  CMC employs state-of- the art technology in over 200 locations  Career and internship opportunities for all eng and tech majors! * Please note: You must wear long pants and close- toed shoes for this tour, no shorts, skirts, flip-flops or sandals!

14 Fall 2014 Tour of CMC Seguin  24 students attended a tour of CMC Seguin  Approximately 50% were women or minorities  Students toured the EAF, LMF, Caster, Hot mill, and quality departments  Goal was to expose students to technical careers in the steel industry

15 Technical presentation on steelmaking by CMC personnel  Tour started with a presentation on steelmaking and career opportunities for different technical disciplines

16 Students at the EAF  The EAF “stole the show” and was the favorite part of the tour for most students

17 Touring the caster

18 Steel is cool! Gets a thumb’s up from Texas State students!

19 Students at the rolling mill  A crash course introduction to roll pass design

20 Having some fun in the quality department

21 Presentations on Scholarships, Career and Research Opportunities in the Steel Industry  After the tour, students were given an introduction to the benefits of joining AIST and Material Advantage  Undergraduate steel research programs at Texas State were highlighted  Students also learned about internship and full time career opportunities at CMC  The tour/presentation combo was a very effective means of recruiting

22 Promoting AIST and Material Advantage to the MSEC Students  The MSEC program is the newest PhD program at Texas State  Students and faculty were largely unaware of the benefits of participation in Material Advantage and attendance at MS&T, TMS, and AISTech.  Engineering, Engineering Technology, and MSEC programs have teamed up to initiate an inaugural chapter of Material Advantage at Texas State!

23 Partnerships with the SPARK Program  The mission of the SPARK program is to inspire, support, and empower undergraduate women majoring in engineering, engineering technology, computer science, and mathematics at Texas State University  Funded by the National Science Foundation  Part of the College of Science and Engineering's goal to increase the number of women graduating with degrees in STEM  Several SPARK students interested in technical careers in the Steel Industry

24 Undergraduate Research  Currently, there are two undergraduate students and one graduate student that are working on steel related research projects  Plans are to increase the number to 4 students by the end of the academic year  Newest member: SPARK student Cassie Elliot  Funded in part by AIST SPARK student Cassie Elliot – Newest member of the steel Research team

25 Future Plans  The LBJ Student Center will host the first Steel Industry Day during the Spring 2014 semester. Many rooms available for Steel Industry events. Coincide with Spring Career Fair  Continue to reach out to local steel industry for their support  Increase Texas State Student involvement in steel research projects and industry events  Initiate steel related senior design and capstone projects  Industry tours and student networking events  Steel Industry Day Spring 2014 – working on plans now  Involve high school students and faculty in summer steelmaking camps  Increase the attendance of Texas State Students at MS&T and AISTech


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