CGIF News

IGNITE MSE and the PCSA Shot Glass Competition at ICACC 2024: Recap

February 15, 2024

IGNITE MSE Professional Development Symposium at ICACC 2024  The second International Gathering and Networking of Individuals To Explore Materials Science and Engineering (IGNITE MSE) took place before and during the 48th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2024) from Jan. 28–Feb. 2, 2024.   The symposium featured three speakers, networking activities, a…

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Introducing the New Ceramic and Glass Career Center

January 19, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is proud to present a newly updated Ceramic and Glass Career Center. The updated site includes resources for both job seekers and employers with unique features.  Job seekers can use the site to apply for jobs, upload their resume, and get job alerts so they don’t miss out…

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation welcomes new program manager  

January 10, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce that Lori Houghton, MA, has joined CGIF staff as program manager. Houghton brings a background in education, business, organizational management, and program management from her past career experiences to the team. She lives in Blacklick, Ohio, with her family and her foster failure dog,…

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CGIF receives grant for hot glass outreach event at The Works 

November 17, 2023

The students pour through the door at The Works in Newark, Ohio, fresh off the buses and curious about the field trip ahead. Even though many students from Granville Middle School have been to The Works interactive science, history, and technology center before, they did not know that they were about to experience a Glass…

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CGIF, SHPE scholarship recipient strives to give back to fellow Latinas in STEM 

November 14, 2023

Growing up, Fernanda Garcia was either expected to get married at a young age in Mexico, where she primarily grew up, or move back to the United States to earn a higher education. Knowing that Garcia is an American citizen, her mother then encouraged her to move back to the U.S. to pursue an education…

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CGIF, SHPE scholarship recipient uses materials science to fuel biomedical research 

November 14, 2023

It took three years working as a medical assistant before Alejandra Almaraz realized that she did not want to work in the healthcare field for the rest of her life. But after discovering materials science and engineering, Almaraz found a way to incorporate her passion for biomedical research into tangible, impactful applications with materials science.…

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CGIF announces Crystal Clear Science Video Competition winners

November 7, 2023

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) hosted its first Crystal Clear Science Video Competition this fall, with the goal of encouraging undergraduate and graduate students get creative with their delivery of scientific concepts geared toward the general population. Applicants created a short two to three minute video that showcases a fun or interesting scientific…

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CGIF, NSBE scholarship recipient dreams of launching ceramics in space 

November 7, 2023

Megan Bynoe had no idea where she wanted to go to college or what she wanted to study, but she knew that engineering would provide a variety of paths for her to pursue. She also knew that she wanted to make a real-life impact in her chosen field; she chose materials science and engineering. Bynoe…

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CGIF and GMIC to Receive Donation from the Air Products Foundation

November 6, 2023

Columbus, Ohio; November 3, 2023 The Air Products Foundation recently announced that it will donate up to $15,000 to The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), both located in Columbus, Ohio. The grants will foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals and provide support…

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CGIF hosts Teacher Training Workshop as Colorado School of Mines launches new ceramic engineering degree 

October 20, 2023

The teachers pause to don a pair of paper solar glasses and file outside just in time to see the 2023 annular solar eclipse, visible in parts of North America on Saturday, October 14. Slices of the sun can be seen in the shadows as the teachers gaze up at the rare sighting. The event…

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