CGIF News

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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CGIF project grant recipient has “concrete” project ideas

October 17, 2022

Students watch with glee as their homemade concrete pucks fall to their fateful end on the ground below. Some of the pucks survive in one piece; others are not so lucky. But it’s all a part of the lesson today. Steve Smith, 11th grade chemistry teacher at Animas High School in Durango, Colorado, looks on…

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ScholarSHPE recipient builds his future as a civil engineer

October 5, 2022

It’s the last evening of Jose Tabarez’s three-week study abroad trip to Peru, yet he joins our Zoom call with punctuality and an air of professionalism. As a first generation honors college student and recent CGIF and ACerS scholarship recipient, Tabarez approaches his education with a passion that drives him to seize as many opportunities…

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ScholarSHPE recipient is making her medical research dreams come true

October 5, 2022

While many children with an itch for hands-on activity reach for LEGOs or Lincoln Logs, a young Lilly Garcia often opted for building IKEA furniture, according to her mom Chris Garcia. Originally from Arizona, Lilly grew up with a competitive spirit and a high-performance mindset—which could be why she grew up building furniture instead of…

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CGIF funds international outreach in Brazil

September 26, 2022

Tucked between sloping hills in a rural, southeast sector of Brazil, children in the municipal Maripá de Minas dream of becoming veterinarians and farmers. Many don’t think of pursuing a higher education, likely because they don’t know what opportunities await them in Brazil or beyond.  Isabella Loureiro Muller Costa, a third year Ph.D. candidate in…

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