CGIF News

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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Register Now for Virtual Winter Workshop 2021

December 8, 2020

The 2021 ACerS Winter Workshop will be held virtually on January 28 and 29, 2021. The program was specifically designed to accommodate students across time zones from Europe to the USA. The two sessions of approximately five hours each will consist of technical presentations and professional development activities. Noted scientists will share progress and perspective…

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Resources for Teachers and Parents

December 3, 2020

“We’re all in this together . . . “ That is a familiar phrase we’ve heard many times over the last 9 months or so, but it is true. We have missed our various in-person opportunities to interact with teachers, so we decided to expand the free online resources we have available to educators and…

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CGIF is Corecipient of Air Products Grant

October 20, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), both located in Columbus, Ohio, are pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from the Air Products Foundation to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF will use its portion of the grant to…

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CGIF Mourns the Loss of Founding Board Member

September 15, 2020

The staff of the CGIF and ACerS are heartbroken. Ted E. Day served as our Chair of the CGIF Board of Trustees from 2015-2018 and was instrumental in the establishment of the Foundation. Ted’s leadership and generosity will long be remembered, and we join the Mo-Sci family in mourning this huge loss.

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ECerS Summer School Program Available

August 12, 2020

The complete program for the European Ceramic Society’s Summer School is now available. The event will take place online on August 21 and 22, 2020, prior to the virtual Electroceramics XVII conference, August 24 – 27, 2020, in Darmstadt, Germany. The topic of this year’s Summer School will be “Characterization and Modeling of Electroceramics.” Participants will learn about the…

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Online resources available for online and remote learning

June 22, 2020

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation is continuing its mission of outreach to inspire the next generation of glass and ceramic professionals through digital means.  The staff of the CGIF remains committed to providing educators, which now includes stay-at-home parents, with resources they can use to teach materials science and STEM topics. The “Ceramics are…

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