CGIF News

CGIF and GMIC Receive Generous Grants to Support Outreach Programs

November 7, 2018

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), are pleased to announce the receipt of a generous grant from the Owens-Illinois (O-I) Charities Foundation, as well as unique funding from Air Products of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The Air Products Foundation…

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CGIF Provides Outreach Grants

October 29, 2018

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) recently approved funding for student outreach grants to the following applicants:   ACerS Humanitarian Activities Network: $7,000 for the creation and distribution of a video to inspire a diverse population of students to participate in hands-on experiences with ceramic materials technologies used to fight waterborne diseases in poor…

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HWI and CGIF Host Materials Science Workshop for Teachers

August 9, 2018

  HarbisonWalker International (HWI), the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the U.S, recently partnered with The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to provide a free one-day event, Materials Science Workshop for Teachers on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at HWI’s…

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Fall 2018 Grant Proposals due August 31

July 2, 2018

  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…

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CGIF Participates in USA's Largest Science Festival

June 20, 2018

CGIF staff members and volunteers participated in the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, April 6 – 8. The Festival was an exciting opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers, students, and families to visit the CGIF exhibit to learn about ceramic and glass science through fun, interactive demonstrations. Based on…

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HWI and CGIF Sponsor Teacher Workshop

June 4, 2018

  HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is partnering with The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to provide a free one-day event, Materials Science Workshop for Teachers, to be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at HWI’s Advanced Technology & Research Center at 1001 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in West…

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CGIF Provides Grants to Advance Glass and Ceramic Science

May 3, 2018

  The Board of Trustees of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation recently announced the recipients of charitable grants to preform outreach to advance the study, understanding and use of ceramic and glass materials. Tampere University of Technology: Awarded $4,225 to organize a 2-day workshop on glass science; lectures to be included are Introduction to Glass Science, Lecture…

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CGIF 2017 Annual Report Now Available

April 26, 2018

  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 2017 Annual Report. The report was distributed in April and is available to view online by clicking here.   Throughout…

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Student Travel Assistance for Summer School in Belgium

April 12, 2018

  In conjunction with its 16th Electroceramics Conference and Exhibition, The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) hosted its summer school, “Process and Properties of Electroceramics for Energy Applications”, July 6 and 7, 2018, in Hasselt, Belgium. The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) provided $1,000 in travel support to selected undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D. students from non-European based universities.…

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CGIF and Member Volunteers Promote Materials Science Education in Atlanta

March 27, 2018

  ACerS members David Ahearn, Josh Pelletier, Norm Phelps, and Dave Tucker recently volunteered their time and expertise at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  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 place March 15 –…

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