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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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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