Panther Portrait: Open Melt Day

SOFIA LEGASPI, Campus Life Editor

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The UNI Metal Casting Center (MCC) hosted an “Open Melt Day” on Friday, Sept. 20.

The open house event gave students from all majors a up-close look at molten aluminum being poured into casts. Some of Friday’s projects included eagle and wolf figurines and an ice cream scoop.

UNI President Mark Nook, Student Body President Jacob Levang and other officials were among those who visited the MCC as well as other areas of the Industrial Technology Center (ITC), which is being evaluated for a multi-million dollar renovation.

Constructed in 1974, the ITC is home to the Department of Technology. The MCC was established in 1990, according to its website. Today, the ITC serves as the MCC’s foundry and materials research site, with its additive manufacturing center located in Cedar Valley TechWorks in Waterloo.