CGIF News

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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CGIF Participates in Engineering Design Challenge for Students

March 5, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) were sponsors and participants of STEMfest!, held at The Works in Newark, OH, on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1, 2020. STEMFest! is an annual STEM event that engages middle and high school students in design-based problem-solving challenges from a variety…

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Travel Assistance Offered for Summer School in Germany

February 19, 2020

The ECerS Summer School will take place August 21 and 22, 2020, prior to the Electroceramics XVII conference, August 24 – 27, 2020, in Darmstadt, Germany. The events are organized by the Materials Science Department of the Technische Universität Darmstadt in collaboration with the European Ceramic Society (ECerS).  The topic of this year’s Summer School…

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Science Research Institute expands to Albright College

February 12, 2020

The Science Research Institute (SRI), the recipient of several grants from The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, recently announced its expansion to Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. SRI first launched at Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia, Pa., in 2015, and has grown 817% over the last five years. Having become too large for its…

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Winter Workshop 2020 Hosts Top Ceramics Students

January 31, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation was pleased to welcome U.S. and international students who participated in the 2020 Winter Workshop, which took place Friday, January 24 through Tuesday, January 28, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. The workshop provided a combination of technical and professional development sessions, outstanding networking…

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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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