Webinar: Starting a Forging Club

Event Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023 to Thursday, October 5, 2023



Interested in learning how to start a Forging Club at your School? Join us on October 5th at 2pm ET to learn from Mason Weems at Colorado School of Mines on how they started their Forging Club and what is needed to organize one at your school.


Who should attend: Academia and students

When: Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 2pm ET

Where:  Zoom (link will be sent prior to the webinar)

Cost: Free  
Topics covered during the webinar will be:
  1. Coordinating with Staff and Faculty (Getting Appropriate Permissions)
  2. Equipment and Shop Space (Coordinating with Environmental Health and Safety)
  3. Reaching Student Audiences (Connecting with Classes, Clubs, Comps, Locals, and Research)
  4. Teaching (Basics and Safety)
  5. Open Shop (Encouraging Creativity and Exploration)

Mason Weems is entering his first year in the Metallurgical PhD program at the Colorado School of Mines and has been running the school's forging club for the last four years. The club started in 2018 with a group of four graduate students and has since grown to a club with four officers who teach classes and organize open-shop activities for more than thirty users, consisting of students from every department at the school. The forge works in conjunction with other clubs, classes, metallurgy competitions, local smith organizations, and research activities.


Share the registration information with students at your school – all are welcome to attend! Click the red button below to register.