CGIF Participates in USA's Largest Science Festival

June 20, 2018

CGIF staff members and volunteers participated in the 2018 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, DC, April 6 – 8. The Festival was an exciting opportunity for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers, students, and families to visit the CGIF exhibit to learn about ceramic and glass science through fun, interactive demonstrations. Based on…

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HWI and CGIF Sponsor Teacher Workshop

June 4, 2018

  HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is partnering with The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) to provide a free one-day event, Materials Science Workshop for Teachers, to be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at HWI’s Advanced Technology & Research Center at 1001 Pittsburgh-McKeesport Boulevard in West…

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CGIF Provides Grants to Advance Glass and Ceramic Science

May 3, 2018

  The Board of Trustees of the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation recently announced the recipients of charitable grants to preform outreach to advance the study, understanding and use of ceramic and glass materials. Tampere University of Technology: Awarded $4,225 to organize a 2-day workshop on glass science; lectures to be included are Introduction to Glass Science, Lecture…

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CGIF 2017 Annual Report Now Available

April 26, 2018

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation continued its mission of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals and is proud to highlight some of its success stories the CGIF’s 2017 Annual Report. The report was distributed in April and is available to view online by clicking here.   Throughout…

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CGIF and Member Volunteers Promote Materials Science Education in Atlanta

March 27, 2018

  ACerS members David Ahearn, Josh Pelletier, Norm Phelps, and Dave Tucker recently volunteered their time and expertise at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  They assisted CGIF staff by explaining scientific concepts and demonstrating lab activities from the CGIF’s Materials Science Classroom Kit at the conference, which took place March 15 –…

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CGIF and Keramos Partner for Student Outreach

February 16, 2018

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) located in Columbus, Ohio, and Keramos, a national ceramic engineering fraternity, are pleased to announce they have partnered to promote interest in ceramic and glass engineering, technology, and science.  By working together, both organizations plan to increase projects and activities to introduce young people to ceramic and…

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Spring 2018 Grant Proposals due March 9

February 5, 2018

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was created to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The CGIF’s mission is to help the industry attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize ceramic and glass materials. The CGIF seeks to…

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Winter Workshop 2018 Exceeds Expectations

January 29, 2018

  The 2018 ACerS Winter Workshop took place Friday, January 19 through Tuesday, January 23, at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort in Daytona Beach, Florida. The workshop provides a combination of technical and professional development sessions, outstanding networking opportunities, and includes a tour of the Kennedy Space Center. The annual event is designed for…

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CGIF and GMIC Receive $15,000 Grant

November 10, 2017

    The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) are pleased to announce receipt of a $15,000 grant from Air Products of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. The Air Products Foundation presented a check to both organizations at the…

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MSE Program at UC, Irvine Selected to Receive New Equipment

October 25, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce that the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected as the recipient of a new ball milling system. The CGIF partnered with MSE Supplies, who donated the equipment. Proposals were accepted from various schools…

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