Temple University Tyler School of Art receives Tiffany fellowship grant

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation awarded a $120,000 grant to the Temple University Tyler School of Art to fund a graduate research fellowship in the Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM area over a two-year period beginning in September. The fellowship recipient will research the applications of a new development in the rapid prototyping field for use by metals and jewelry students.

The Tyler School is now accepting applications for this position, which will provide the successful candidate with $52,000 in full tuition remission and stipends, over two years.

The successful candidate will assist Prof. Stanley Lechtzin in developing suitable materials and procedures for applying the ZCast Direct Metal Casting process to the vacuum and centrifugal assisted casting of jewelry and small sculpture.

Candidates must meet all qualifications for admissions into the Tyler School of Art and must have a BFA in metals, jewelry, or an equivalent major. Experience with the creation of computer-aided-design solids models is also preferred.

Application deadline is May 30. Applicants must include a resume, 20 examples of your work in 35mm slide format or on a CD, and a college transcript. For more information or to send applications, contact Prof. Stanley Lechtzin, Tyler School of Art, 7725 Penrose Aves., Elkins Park, PA 19027; 215-782-2863; e-mail: stanley.lechtzin@temple.edu.

The grant from the Tiffany foundation will also be used for the creation of a rapid prototyping research facility, which includes a Z Corporation Z 406 Color 3D Printer.