CGIF’s Immediate Past Chair demonstrates how giving is good for others – but also yourself

July 28, 2022

Giving is good. Societally we have high expectations for those who are well off. Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Daddy Warbucks. We tend to imagine that giving should be left to people with more than most — important people in grand offices, wearing fancy suits, and driving expensive cars. Dr. Mary Stevenson would be the first…

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CGIF Kit Grant recipients help increase diversity in STEM

July 25, 2022

Students patiently wait their turn to try out the pyrometer in the lab at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMN). It’s not every day they get to learn about hot temperatures with a radiation tool that looks like a laser gun. Later on during the field trip, they’ll also get to witness the unfurling…

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Physics professor uses CGIF kit to inspire students

July 7, 2022

It’s summer vacation and you’re 15 years old, excited to take a break from school and go to a sports camp with your friends. But mom has different plans and sends you to a science camp at a local college. Moping around on your phone, daydreaming about sports camp—until the sound of breaking glass catches…

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Hot glass outreach event hosted at GOMD in Baltimore

June 17, 2022

Students watch with anticipation as glassblower Anthony Corradetti wields a flame to sculpt glowing, hot glass in his studio. By his side, materials scientist Dr. Joe Ryan narrates his actions for a group of high school students to highlight the science behind the art. For many of these young Baltimore residents, Corradetti’s demonstration served as…

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CGIF’s 2021 Gratitude Report

May 30, 2022

The CGIF’s mission to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals is not possible without the generous support of our donors. Despite it being another challenging year for outreach efforts, our donors helped us make a positive impact in 2021. The CGIF gladly presents the 2021 Gratitude Report for an…

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CGIF Debuts New Glass Lesson at COSI Science Festival

May 13, 2022

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation participated in the fourth annual Big Science Celebration at COSI in Columbus on Saturday, May 7, to round off the week-long COSI Science Festival. The festival took place in-person after hosting virtual science festival events during the last two years. “A Community Celebration of Science: A four-day community festival…

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CGIF Offers Travel Assistance for ECerS Summer School in Krakow, Poland

April 12, 2022

The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) will host their 2022 summer school in Krakow, Poland on July 8 and 9. This year, the topic will be “Fundamentals and Advanced Technologies of Sintering.” The summer school will be organized prior to the Ceramics in Europe conference that will be held in Krakow in July. The ECerS Summer…

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Winter Workshop 2022 Hosted Participants from Around the Globe

February 21, 2022

The 7th Annual Winter Workshop was held virtually this year on Feb. 17–18 and hosted participants from North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia! Winter Workshop is an event for Materials Science and Engineering students and young professionals to learn from industry professionals and network with others in ceramic and glass engineering fields.

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CGIF Receives Donation from Air Products Foundation

November 1, 2021

The Air Products Foundation of Allentown, Pennsylvania 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 82nd Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), which is…

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Grant Deadline Extended for Materials Science Outreach Kits

August 16, 2021

During the Summer of 2021, the CGIF issued a Call for Proposals for outreach projects that incorporated the use of our materials science kits. Due to the success of the program, CGIF will extend the deadline for proposals until November 1st, 2021. All individuals, including teachers, student outreach groups, and community members are eligible to…

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