CGIF News

CGIF is Corecipient of Air Products Grant

October 20, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), both located in Columbus, Ohio, are pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Air Products Foundation to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF will use its portion of the grant to…

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Virtual Winter Workshop Scheduled

September 29, 2020

The 2021 ACerS Winter Workshop will be held virtually on January 28 and 29, 2021. The program was specifically designed to accommodate students across time zones from Europe to the USA. The two sessions of approximately five hours each will consist of technical presentations and professional development activities. Noted scientists will share progress and perspective…

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CGIF Mourns the Loss of Founding Board Member

September 15, 2020

The staff of the CGIF and ACerS are heartbroken. Ted E. Day served as our Chair of the CGIF Board of Trustees from 2015-2018 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Foundation. Ted’s leadership and generosity will long be remembered, and we join the Mo-Sci family in mourning this huge loss.

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ECerS Summer School Program Available

August 12, 2020

The complete program for the European Ceramic Society’s Summer School is now available. The event will take place online on August 21 and 22, 2020, prior to the virtual Electroceramics XVII conference, August 24 – 27, 2020, in Darmstadt, Germany. The topic of this year’s Summer School will be “Characterization and Modeling of Electroceramics.” Participants will learn about the…

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Online resources available for online and remote learning

June 22, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is continuing its mission of outreach to inspire the next generation of glass and ceramic professionals through digital means.  The staff of the CGIF remains committed to providing educators, which now includes stay-at-home parents, with resources they can use to teach materials science and STEM topics. The “Ceramics are…

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ECerS Summer School will take place virtually

June 2, 2020

The ECerS Summer School will take place online on August 21 and 22, 2020, prior to the Electroceramics XVII conference, August 24 – 27, 2020, in Darmstadt, Germany. The topic of this year’s Summer School will be “Characterization and Modeling of Electroceramics.” Participants will learn about the requirements to obtain optimal results from various techniques; examples of…

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CGIF 2019 Annual Report Online

May 15, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is pleased to share its 2019 annual report. However, in honor of the Foundation’s 5-year anniversary (2014-2019), we titled the publication “Gratitude Report” to show our immense appreciation for all of those who have donated to support our endeavors. We know that the growth of our outreach programs would…

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New podcasts available on ceramics and glass

May 14, 2020

Ceramic Tech Chat is a new monthly podcast by The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) that gives you a look at ceramic and glass materials through the eyes of ACerS members. For the guests on our show, being a ceramic scientist or engineer is more than just a job description—it’s the culmination of interesting and sometimes…

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CGIF Delays Call for Proposals

May 8, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was created to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF’s mission is to help the industry attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize ceramic and glass materials. Over the last several…

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PACK Fellowship Applications to be accepted year-round

March 25, 2020

Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) International Research Experience Fellowship PACK is a National Science Foundation funded international research fellowship opportunity for graduate students (US citizens or permanent residents only) to conduct research at University of Kiel, Germany. Applicants can be from any science or engineering discipline.  Examples of research…

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