CGIF News

Materials Lessons Demonstrated to Teachers

December 5, 2019

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) recently participated as an exhibitor at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) Regional Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are grateful for the following ACerS members who volunteered their time and expertise at the event: Tom Arbanas (Du-Co Ceramics), Stephanie Chapman (Emerson Electric), Jake Wieland and Paul Kramer-Arndts (AluChem),…

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CGIF and GMIC Receives Donation from Air Products

November 18, 2019

The Air Products Foundation of Allentown, Pennsylvania, recently donated $15,000 to The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), at the 80th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), October 28-31, 2019, held in Columbus, Ohio. The generous donation was given for the purpose of fostering innovation by the next generation…

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Students Selected as PACK Fellows

September 9, 2019

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is pleased to announce that five outstanding students have been selected as recipients of a prestigious PACK Fellowship.  The students are:  Daniel Fortino (Penn State University), Jack Hayden (Penn State University), George Kotsonis (Penn State University), Alexei Matyushov (Northeastern University), and Ryan Thackston (University of Houston).…

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CGIF Provides Travel Grants to 13 Students for Summer School

June 28, 2019

The CGIF was pleased to offer 13 students, both domestic and international, travel grants of $1,000 each to attend the European Ceramic Society’s (ECerS) Summer School on high and ultra-high temperature ceramics in Turin, Italy, June 14 and 15, 2019. The summer school program took place prior to the 16th Conference of the European Ceramic…

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CGIF Receives Scholarship Support from Allied Mineral

June 5, 2019

Allied Mineral Products, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, recently became the first corporate donor to support scholarships for the new two-year Ceramic Engineering Technology Program under development at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) in Newark, OH. Allied’s executive vice president, Doug Doza, presented a $5,000 check to Marcus Fish, development director of the Ceramic and Glass…

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CGIF Supports Materials Science Through Donation to High School in Need

June 4, 2019

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) recently made a generous donation to the Donors Choose organization to benefit the science department at Louisville High School in Louisville, Ohio. Mr. Pete Carpico, a chemistry teacher and Science Club advisor at Louisville High made a project request to Donors Choose, an organization that connects the public…

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CGIF Promotes Materials Science Education in St. Louis

May 13, 2019

ACerS members Andrew Hoffman, Olivia Rodell, Les Harmon, Andy Gerbing, and Kaylea Pogue recently volunteered their time and expertise at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in St. Louis, Missouri.  They assisted CGIF staff by explaining scientific concepts and demonstrating lab activities from the CGIF’s Materials Science Classroom Kit at the conference, which took…

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CGIF 2018 Annual Report Now Available

May 1, 2019

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation continued its mission of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals and is proud to highlight some of its success stories the CGIF’s 2018 Annual Report. The report was distributed in April and is available to view online by clicking here. Some of the…

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Fall 2019 Grant Proposals due August 23

March 6, 2019

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. The CGIF seeks to…

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Student Travel Assistance to Torino, Italy

February 19, 2019

Prior to the 16th Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the 2019 Summer School will take place June 14 and 15, in Torino, Italy. “High and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics” will be held at Politecnico di Torino. The aim of this school is to create a forum that brings together students, professors, and industrialists from…

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