CGIF News

CGIF Support Helps Secure Additional Funding for Science Research Institute

April 15, 2021

Albright College recently announced that it was awarded over $499,000 for Science Research Institute (SRI) programming through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s PAsmart Advancing Grants program. SRI is a multi-year grant recipient of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF), which offered a letter of support for SRI’s PAsmart Advancing Grant application. The grant funds…

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Access our Talent Pool of Ceramic and Glass Professionals

April 7, 2021

Do you need job candidates who are experts in our field? If so, visit the online Ceramic and Glass Career Center. Our site is widely used by those seeking a career in the ceramic and glass industry–including engineers, technicians, recent university graduates, and post-doctoral researchers. Using the Ceramic and Glass Career center allows you to…

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CGIF Issues its 2020 Gratitude Report

April 7, 2021

Our mission of inspiring and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals is being fulfilled every day because of our donors. As a way of saying thank you, The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is pleased to share its 2020 Gratitude Report – an overview of the year’s highlights presented in appreciation for…

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CGIF and Allied Mineral Products Partner to Support Future City 2021

February 24, 2021

As part of its outreach mission to support ceramic and glass education, the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, along with ACerS Corporate Partner Allied Mineral Products, supported the 2021 Future City Competition for the Ohio Region. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades imagine, research, design, and…

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CGIF Grant Recipient Drives Renovation of Science Education Facility

February 23, 2021

The Science Research Institute (SRI), located on the campus of Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania, recently announced that plans are moving forward to renovate the spacious Leo Camp Building into a state-of-the-art facility optimized for experiential learning, elite training, technological exploration, and community engagement. The nonprofit Science Research Institute, with programming for K-12 grade students,…

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ACerS Members to Present Ceramics and Glass Talks to Teachers

February 15, 2021

ACerS and the CGIF are proud to participate in the “Teacher Tuesday” webinar series sponsored by the ASM Education Foundation for the enrichment and support of high school science teachers, particularly those who teach materials science. Dr. Kelley Wilkerson of Missouri S&T University will present “Ceramics in today’s world: the opportunities are endless!”, on February…

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Don’t miss the upcoming Young Professionals Seminars

February 12, 2021

The Northern California Section of ACerS has developed a new weekly Young Professionals Seminar Series, designed to showcase the work of academic and industrial young professionals. Presentations are virtual and consist of content and 10 minutes of questions and answers. No registration is required. Join the presentations via this Zoom link, meeting ID: 992 4523…

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CGIF Introduces a New Materials Science Teaching Tool

February 1, 2021

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, building on lessons developed by Dr. Mary Reidmeyer of Missouri S & T, has recently launched a new educational resource.  The Mini Materials Demo Kit is a collection of seven simple demonstrations for use practically anywhere by parents, teachers, and students who are utilizing online and at-home teaching resources.…

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Virtual Winter Workshop 2021 Receives Rave Reviews

February 1, 2021

“Great job! You really managed to make me more excited about the whole ceramic community!” “Great experience! Really well organized!” According to the post-event feedback from participants, the 6th annual Winter Workshop, presented by The American Ceramic Society and The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, was a greatly appreciated educational event, which took place virtually…

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PACK Fellowship Plans Travel in November 2021

January 27, 2021

Penn State – American Ceramic Society – University of Kiel (PACK) International Research Experience Fellowship Plans are now underway to resume travel for PACK Fellows to study at the University of Kiel, with the target date of November 1, 2021. Applications are accepted year-round, so it is not too early to apply for the next…

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