CGIF News

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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Fall 2019 Grant Proposals due August 23

March 6, 2019

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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Student Travel Assistance to Torino, Italy

February 19, 2019

Prior to the 16th Conference of the European Ceramic Society (ECerS), the 2019 Summer School will take place June 14 and 15, in Torino, Italy. “High and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics” will be held at Politecnico di Torino. The aim of this school is to create a forum that brings together students, professors, and industrialists from…

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Winter Workshop 2019 Well Attended

February 6, 2019

The The 2019 ACerS Winter Workshop took place Friday, January 25 through Tuesday, January 29, 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 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 communities…

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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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Student Travel Assistance for Summer School in Belgium

July 30, 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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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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