CGIF News

Grant Applications Now Being Accepted

June 9, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) seeks to provide financial support for projects and activities that help fulfill the CGIF mission: 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. It is expected that grants will allow organizations…

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U.S. MSE Programs are Eligible to Apply for Equipment Donation

May 18, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is partnering with MSE Supplies to provide a new ball milling system to a U.S. university with a materials science and engineering program where ceramics, glass, nanomaterials, and other powder processing is part of the education program. The equipment is a MSE PRO™ Mini High Energy Vertical Planetary…

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CGIF Provides Grants to Deserving Recipients

May 10, 2017

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation recently announced the recipients of charitable grants to advance the study, understanding and use of ceramic and glass materials.   The Chinese Ceramic Society – $10,000 for the expansion of the Glass Winter School, a 5-day workshop for college students and young scientific researchers in glass and the expansion of the Ceramic Summer…

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Foundation's Annual Report Highlights a Successful Year

May 10, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) stayed true to its mission of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals through the expansion of several programs geared toward student outreach. Its second annual report was distributed in April and highlighted the outstanding work of the Foundation. Introducing young people…

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Travel Assistance for Students

May 1, 2017

      Summer School in Budapest In conjunction with its 15th Conference and Exhibition, The European Ceramic Society (ECerS) is hosting its summer school, “Innovative Technologies in the Field of Ceramic Manufacturing”, July 7 and 8, 2017, in Budapest, Hungary. The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) and The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation are offering up to…

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CGIF Expands Teacher Outreach Across the U.S.

April 12, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation participated as an exhibitor at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Los Angeles, California, which took place March 30 – April 3, 2017. Partnering with the NSTA is one of the best ways we have to introduce science teachers to our Materials Science Classroom Kit…

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CGIF to Receive Grant from Dr. Suri Sastri

March 21, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce that Dr. Suri A. Sastri of the Sastri Family Foundation is providing a $50,000 grant for the purpose of attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. Dr. Sastri is the founder, chairman and CEO of Surmet Corporation in…

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Winter Workshop 2017

February 7, 2017

  The 2017 ACerS Winter Workshop took place Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the DoubleTree by Hilton at SeaWorld Conference Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  The annual event is designed for ceramic and glass students and young professionals from around the world.  This year, the European Ceramic Society provided 15 travel grants for international…

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CGIF Receives $50,000 Grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation

January 10, 2017

  The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) is pleased to announce receipt of a $50,000 grant from the Corning Incorporated Foundation to support the CGIF’s student outreach programs to increase awareness of ceramic and glass materials science among middle school and high school students in the United States. This grant and partnership with the…

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Internship for Engineering Student

November 2, 2016

  The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) will support one intern for participation in the 2017 Washington Internships for Students of Engineering (WISE) program, which is seeking applications from exceptional engineering students who display evidence of leadership skills and have a keen interest in public policy. Material Advantage students who are US citizens or legal permanent residents and…

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