Students in an introductory course to metallurgical and materials engineering learned about metal casting through small elephants.
Lab technician Robert Fanning, right, and graduate student Yang Xuan pour molten aluminum into molds students helped make.
Once cooled, the elephants are separated.
They are polished in the College of Engineering foundry, and students can keep them.
Each years, students in an introductory course on metallurgical engineering and materials learn about metal casting through small, aluminium elephants cast at the College of Engineering Foundry on campus.
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