CGIF opens students travel grant for ECerS Summer School 2023

March 21, 2023

The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) will host their 2023 summer school in Lyon, France on June 29 and 30. This year, the topic will be “Advanced Characterization Techniques.” The summer school will be organized prior to the Ceramics in Europe conference that will be held in Lyon in July. The ECerS Summer School in Lyon will consist…

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IGNITE MSE to Debut at MS&T 2023

March 16, 2023

The CGIF is proud to partner with the PCSA to bring a new program focused on professional development and career exploration named IGNITE MSE (International Gathering and Networking for Individuals to Explore Materials Science and Engineering). IGNITE MSE will debut at MS&T 2023 and will feature (1) a professional development symposium and (2) a poster…

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CGIF sponsors two awards at national Future City competition

March 10, 2023

Last month, future young innovators from around the country came together in order to bring their visions of sustainability to life. Future City is a STEM competition created by nonprofit DiscoverE for middle school students to create a sustainable city of the future. First, the teams compete at a local level and then the winners…

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CGIF funds outreach to young girls in STEM

March 6, 2023

From 500 students at an outreach event to a small Zoom call during the COVID-19 pandemic, Alexandra Zevalkink never stopped sharing the beauty and engineering of crystals with young girls everywhere. During her first semester as an assistant professor in the department of chemical engineering at Michigan State University, she received a flyer about the…

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ENLACE program funded by the CGIF links the US and Mexico

January 31, 2023

It’s your first summer as an undergraduate student in Mexico. Wanting to expand your knowledge over break, you decide to apply for research opportunities in the United States; but you can’t find any that will accept you as an international student. Enter: the ENLACE program. The ENLACE summer research program is a bi-national organization that…

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Winter Workshop 2023: A Successful Professional Development Weekend

January 24, 2023

Winter Workshop 2023 was a resounding success as it brought together 42 students from Europe, North America, and South America for a weekend of professional development and networking in Daytona Beach, FL, USA. Throughout the weekend, students had the opportunity to hear from a variety of professionals in the ceramic and glass community. These sessions…

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The CGIF reflects on a successful International Year of Glass

December 20, 2022

The United Nations declared 2022 as the International Year of Glass (IYOG) to illuminate traditional, sustainable, and innovative technology in the glass industry. This announcement also highlights the ways in which the industry is transforming the scientific, economic, and cultural roles of glass around the world.  During 2022, the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation celebrated…

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CGIF 2022 Teacher Training Workshops Wrap Up Successful Season

November 17, 2022

On Saturday November 5, 2022, CGIF hosted their final teacher training workshop of the 2022 season in Cleveland, OH with our partners Education Projects. The workshops named “Crystals, Candy & Clinker: Linking everyday materials to cutting-edge science” aim to educate K-12 teachers about how to integrate materials science education into their classrooms and educate them…

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The CGIF and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council to receive donation from the Air Products Foundation

October 31, 2022

The Air Products Foundation recently announced that it will donate $15,000 to The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), both located in Columbus, Ohio, to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The 83rd Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), which is presented by the…

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Students learn the science behind the art of glass blowing at the Pittsburgh Glass Center

October 18, 2022

On October 12, 2022, CGIF launched its newest program GLOW (Glass Learning Opportunities Workshop) at the Pittsburgh Glass Center. The program hosts middle and high school students to learn about the science behind the art of glass blowing. This GLOW event hosted 95 students from Pittsburgh Obama 6-12, a public school in the East Liberty…

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