CGIF News

CGIF Funds International Outreach in Brazil

September 26, 2022

Tucked between sloping hills in a rural, southeast sector of Brazil, children in the municipal Maripá de Minas dream of becoming veterinarians and farmers. Many don’t think of pursuing a higher education, likely because they don’t know what opportunities await them in Brazil or beyond.  Isabella Loureiro Muller Costa, a third year Ph.D. candidate in…

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Registration for Winter Workshop 2023 Now Open!

September 20, 2022

Winter Workshop is back in-person for 2023, and they event has been re-imagined to make it even more affordable for students! The Winter Workshop will take place January 20 – 22 January 2023 at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort Hotel in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA. This event is sponsored by The American Ceramic Society and…

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CGIF scholarship recipient doesn’t give up on his goals — or his family

August 29, 2022

Beaming in front of a royal blue curtain on the Zoom call, one can’t help but think of a magician when speaking with CGIF scholarship recipient Devon Woodfine. A quick glance upon his impressive email signature implies that he really is a magician, or perhaps Woodfine has simply mastered the art of being the hardest…

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CGIF board member invests in the younger generation

July 28, 2022

To many, a sign that reads ‘Refractories are the nucleus of industry’, doesn’t mean much, but to Bryn Snow, Director of application technology at refractories supplier HarbisonWalker International, it represents the importance of materials science for future generations.  “It is a powerful statement. Often we also say that refractories are the hidden industry and refractories…

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CGIF’s Immediate Past Chair demonstrates how giving is good for others – but also yourself

July 28, 2022

Giving is good. Societally we have high expectations for those who are well off. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Daddy Warbucks. We tend to imagine that giving should be left to people with more than most — important people in grand offices, wearing fancy suits, and driving expensive cars. Dr. Mary Stevenson would be the first…

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CGIF Kit Grant recipients help increase diversity in STEM

July 25, 2022

Students patiently wait their turn to try out the pyrometer in the lab at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). It’s not every day they get to learn about hot temperatures with a radiation tool that looks like a laser gun. Later on during the field trip, they’ll also get to witness the unfurling…

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Physics professor uses CGIF kit to inspire students

July 7, 2022

It’s summer vacation and you’re 15 years old, excited to take a break from school and go to a sports camp with your friends. But mom has different plans and sends you to a science camp at a local college. Moping around on your phone, daydreaming about sports camp—until the sound of breaking glass catches…

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Hot glass outreach event hosted at GOMD in Baltimore

June 17, 2022

Students watch with anticipation as glassblower Anthony Corradetti wields a flame to sculpt glowing, hot glass in his studio. By his side, materials scientist Dr. Joe Ryan narrates his actions for a group of high school students to highlight the science behind the art. For many of these young Baltimore residents, Corradetti’s demonstration served as…

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CGIF’s 2021 Gratitude Report

May 30, 2022

The CGIF’s mission to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals is not possible without the generous support of our donors. Despite it being another challenging year for outreach efforts, our donors helped us make a positive impact in 2021. The CGIF gladly presents the 2021 Gratitude Report for an…

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CGIF Debuts New Glass Lesson at COSI Science Festival

May 13, 2022

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation participated in the fourth annual Big Science Celebration at COSI in Columbus on Saturday, May 7, to round off the week-long COSI Science Festival. The festival took place in-person after hosting virtual science festival events during the last two years. “A Community Celebration of Science: A four-day community festival…

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