4 pictures of metal elephants being made

Every year, MTE students can learn about metal casting through small, aluminum elephants made at the UA College of Engineering foundry. The year-long tradition commemorating our beloved mascot Big AL is just a small glimpse of the hands-on learning experiences offered through the MTE department.

Stop by the University of Alabama foundry to view the facilities, watch a live metal pour demonstration, and make your own creation to bring home! All are welcome!

Open Foundry Dates

Open foundry days are from 2-5pm on the following dates:

  • August 25
  • September 8
  • October 13
  • November 10
  • December 8

The foundry is located right behind Hardaway Hall.