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Materials engineering undergraduate Hannah Blansett recently received the first-ever Sinto-AFS Future Leaders of Metalcasting Scholarship. She formally accepted the honor on October 11 at the Future Leaders of Metalcasting (FLM) meeting in Tennessee.

The $4,000 scholarship is the latest of several honors for Blansett, who also received the Ernest Knapp Memorial Scholarship, the Foundry Education Foundation Scholarship, and first prize for her team’s time capsule design at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference.

Blansett was the engineering student of the year nominee from Materials Science and Engineering at the 2022 Engineering Council of Birmingham Banquet.

casting time capsule4A prototype of the time capsule designed by Blansett and her team won first place at the Foundry Educational Foundation's College Industry Conference last year.FLM is an American Foundry Society program for foundry-industry professionals who are 20 to 45 years old and who are on, or aspire to be on, a leadership track in their careers.

The $4,000 Sinto-AFS FLM Scholarship will be awarded each year to a student of a four-year engineering program. Undergraduates and graduate students may apply, but students who have already obtained a four-year degree and have a full-time job are ineligible.