CGIF Releases Updated Science Kit

October 17, 2016

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is pleased to announce the release of an exciting, redesigned version of the Materials Science Classroom Kit. The kit, originally developed by the ACerS President’s Council of Student Advisors, facilitates learning and inspires students to pursue careers in materials science.  Feedback from teachers and other users was utilized…

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CGIF and GMIC Receive $20,000 Grant

September 9, 2016

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), are pleased to announce receipt of a $20,000 grant from the 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 to support the Foundation’s…

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CGIF Wins 2016 Best Technology Exhibit

August 10, 2016

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) came away an award winner following its participation in the Technology and Engineering Showcase at the Ohio State Fair on Sunday, August 7, 2016.  The annual exhibition is sponsored by the Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association, which awarded the Foundation with the 2016 Best Technology Exhibit and an Outstanding Award for…

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CGIF Publishes its First Annual Report

May 23, 2016

Since its founding in 2014, The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) has worked diligently to achieve its mission of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. Several programs were launched in 2015 to accomplish this goal and are highlighted in the Foundation’s 2015 Annual Report. The report explains how…

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CGIF Participates in Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering in the Country

April 20, 2016

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) staff recently participated in the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, April 15 – 17. 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…

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Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation Heads to Washington DC

April 6, 2016

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation will be participating in the upcoming 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo.   Expected to draw 350,000 attendees, the Festival takes place on April 16 and 17 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., to inspire the next generation of inventors and innovators. “We are…

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The CGIF joins the #GivingTuesday movement

November 10, 2015

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is participating in #GivingTuesday on Dec. 1, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events…

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Industry-specific online career database is go-to resource for ceramic and glass job seekers and employers

November 6, 2015

  Finding a job is hard. Finding a job in your field is harder. And finding your dream job in a niche career field can sometimes feel like a fruitless search for a needle in a haystack. Job seekers of all ages and experience levels across all industries know this. But as the unemployment rate…

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Reaching the next generation of ceramic and glass engineers

July 28, 2015

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation sponsored the ASM Materials Education Foundation Materials Camp for Teachers, held June 15–19, at Ohio State University’s main campus in Columbus, Ohio. Marcus Fish, CGIF development director, shared with the 30+ teachers at the event how the Foundation is working to create opportunities for young people entering the ceramics…

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CGIF sponsors four at ECerS summer school in Madrid

July 28, 2015

The European Ceramic Society hosted a summer school June 17–19 in Madrid, Spain, that focused on ceramic and glass science and technology—specifically, applications to bioceramics and bioglasses. The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation sponsored four U.S. students to attend both the summer school and the ECerS XIV conference, which followed in Toledo, Spain. Kathleen Richardson,…

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