Owens Corning supports CGIF COSI’s Big Science Celebration 

May 9, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) showcased the exciting possibilities of the subject of materials science during the sixth annual COSI Big Science Celebration, which was held on Saturday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This spectacular event marked the end of the COSI Science Festival, which had taken place earlier that…

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2023 Gratitude Report

April 2, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) expresses our thanks to our generous donors, board members, volunteers, student members, and network of industry professionals. Together, you have helped us create impactful experiences for the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. Read more to learn about our full 2023 program updates or view the highlights…

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Volunteers attend the 2024 National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) conference in Denver 

March 26, 2024

With eight volunteers, three days of science, and two exciting demonstrations, the 2024 National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) conference exposed teachers from around the country to ceramic and glass materials science.  The NSTA National Conference on Science Education took place from March 20 to 23 in Denver, Colorado. NSTA, which is made up of more…

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ACerS and CGIF sponsor ceramic and glass award at 2024 Future City Competition 

March 6, 2024

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) sponsored a special award for Most Innovative Use of Ceramic or Glass at the 2024 Future City Finals.  Future City, organized by DiscoverE, is a competition for middle school students whose goal is to create a sustainable city of the future while applying…

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IGNITE MSE and the PCSA Shot Glass Competition at ICACC 2024: Recap

February 15, 2024

IGNITE MSE Professional Development Symposium at ICACC 2024  The second International Gathering and Networking of Individuals To Explore Materials Science and Engineering (IGNITE MSE) took place before and during the 48th International Conference and Expo on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2024) from Jan. 28–Feb. 2, 2024.   The symposium featured three speakers, networking activities, a…

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Introducing the New Ceramic and Glass Career Center

January 19, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is proud to present a newly updated Ceramic and Glass Career Center. The updated site includes resources for both job seekers and employers with unique features.  Job seekers can use the site to apply for jobs, upload their resume, and get job alerts so they don’t miss out…

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation welcomes new program manager  

January 10, 2024

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce that Lori Houghton, MA, has joined CGIF staff as program manager. Houghton brings a background in education, business, organizational management, and program management from her past career experiences to the team. She lives in Blacklick, Ohio, with her family and her foster failure dog,…

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CGIF receives grant for hot glass outreach event at The Works 

November 17, 2023

The students pour through the door at The Works in Newark, Ohio, fresh off the buses and curious about the field trip ahead. Even though many students from Granville Middle School have been to The Works interactive science, history, and technology center before, they did not know that they were about to experience a Glass…

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CGIF, SHPE scholarship recipient strives to give back to fellow Latinas in STEM 

November 14, 2023

Growing up, Fernanda Garcia was either expected to get married at a young age in Mexico, where she primarily grew up, or move back to the United States to earn a higher education. Knowing that Garcia is an American citizen, her mother then encouraged her to move back to the U.S. to pursue an education…

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CGIF, SHPE scholarship recipient uses materials science to fuel biomedical research 

November 14, 2023

It took three years working as a medical assistant before Alejandra Almaraz realized that she did not want to work in the healthcare field for the rest of her life. But after discovering materials science and engineering, Almaraz found a way to incorporate her passion for biomedical research into tangible, impactful applications with materials science.…

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