CGIF News

CGIF and Keramos Partner for Student Outreach

February 16, 2018

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) located in Columbus, Ohio, and Keramos, a national ceramic engineering fraternity, are pleased to announce they have partnered to promote interest in ceramic and glass engineering, technology, and science.  By working together, both organizations plan to increase projects and activities to introduce young people to ceramic and…

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Spring 2018 Grant Proposals due March 9

February 5, 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 to…

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Winter Workshop 2018 Exceeds Expectations

January 29, 2018

  The 2018 ACerS Winter Workshop took place Friday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 23, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. The workshop provides a combination of technical and professional development sessions, outstanding networking opportunities, and includes a tour of the Kennedy Space Center. The annual event is designed for…

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CGIF and GMIC Receive $15,000 Grant

November 10, 2017

    The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) are pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from Air Products of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The Air Products Foundation presented a check to both organizations at the…

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MSE Program at UC, Irvine Selected to Receive New Equipment

October 25, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce that the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected as the recipient of a new ball milling system. The CGIF partnered with MSE Supplies, who donated the equipment. Proposals were accepted from various schools…

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CGIF Receives Grant from the Owens-Illinois Charities Foundation

September 20, 2017

  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 $20,000 grant from the Owens-Illinois (O-I) Charities Foundation of Perrysburg, Ohio, to support CGIF outreach programs and provide travel grants to college-age students. The CGIF will use $10,000 of the grant…

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CGIF Wins Technology Education Award at Ohio State Fair

August 8, 2017

  For the second year in a row, The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) won Best Technology Exhibit at the 2017 Ohio State Fair.  The exhibit, which featured several materials science demonstrations, was staffed by graduate students from The Ohio State University. The popular demos are included in the CGIF’s Materials Science Classroom Kit, which contains nine interactive…

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CGIF provides travel support to summer school in Budapest

August 1, 2017

  As part of its commitment to student exchanges and travel grants, The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was pleased to recently provide travel support to 12 students to attend summer school in Hungary.  In conjunction with its 15th Conference and Exhibition, The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) hosted its summer school, “Innovative Technologies in…

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Teacher Explains the Importance of Hands-on Materials Science Lessons

June 27, 2017

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”  –Aristotle Teacher Kristina Ringo is a firm believer in the “learn by doing” philosophy, which serves as the basis for her certainty that the CGIF’s Materials Science Classroom Kit is one of the best tools available to enable students…

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Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

June 9, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) seeks to provide financial support for projects and activities that help fulfill the CGIF mission: 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. It is expected that grants will allow organizations…

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