Greetings Birmingham Chapter!
I want to express my thanks to all of those who have been supporting our chapter through their time, their attendance and their donations. I hope all of you will give some consideration over the summer to increasing your participation in AFS in some way. Whether it be coming to meetings, getting involved in a committee of some kind, increasing your donation amount; there are so many ways your gifts and talents can be used to
Thank you to the many Directors and Officers that I’ve had the privilege of serving with these last three years. I can honestly say that everything is owed to this group for keeping the wheels of this chapter turning! We are lucky to have so many who are willing to volunteer! Donnie, it’s just about that time.
See you at the Wynfrey,
Pictures from the Christmas Party. November, October and September 2012 meetings have been added to the gallery. Check them out here.
Join the Tennessee Chapter for soem golf and fellowship on Saturday June 1, 2013 at Canyon Ridge Golf Club
On September 18, 2012, the AFS Birmingham Chapter donated a complete foundry kit to the Calera High School Engineering Academy. These students have already designed and produced castings with the cooperation of local foundries. This equipment will enable the students to make prototype castings in their classroom. The kit contained safety equipment, two melting units, crucibles, flasks, patterns, molding tools, oil bonded zircon flour, thirty pounds of pure tin, containers and a number of hand tools.
The Calera Engineering Academy students are active in hands-on engineering experiences. They produce bio-diesel in the classroom for a rugged Basic Utility Vehicle (BUV) which they designed and built. They build electric cars. They also designed and manufactured a low cost adjustable prosthetic leg. They traveled to Honduras last summer to help fit fourteen patients with the legs while also delivering a BUV to a remote mountain village to serve as an ambulance and school bus. They also built attachments for the BUV to drill water wells and plow fields.
Click here to read an article in the Shelby County Reporter about Brian Copes, a teacher at Calera Engineering Academy whose class is using the Foundry in a Box. Mr. Copes was recently selected as one of 5 recipients of People Magazine’s inaugural “Teacher of the Year” competition.
Click here for an article about Mr. Cope’s class on the local Fox website.
Click here for the article on People’s website.
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