Our programs are designed to attract, inspire, and support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) was founded in 2014 has established programs in student and educator outreach, international student exchanges, travel grants, and student leadership development.

Materials Science Kits

K-12 educators can request free materials science kits and curriculum to expand ceramic and glass education. It contains nine fun, hands-on lessons and activities to introduce students to the basics of materials science.

Student Leadership Development (PCSA)

The mission of PCSA is to engage students as active and long-term leaders in the ceramics community and to increase participation in ACerS at the local, national, and international levels.



Through initiatives like our Underrepresented Student Scholarship Fund, we provide scholarships to help support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.


New outreach grant opportunities now available! Teachers can use the new Online Grant Application Center to view and apply for grants that help fund materials science education projects.


Keramos promotes and emphasizes scholarship and character in the thoughts of students in ceramics, stimulates mental development, and promotes interest in the professional aspects of ceramic engineering, technology, and science.

Teaching Resources

Our teaching resource center features digital copies of all the lessons included in our kits, bonus lessons, classroom posters, and video demos to help K-12 teachers plan interactive lessons.

Young Professionals Network (YPN)

If you have completed your university career and/or are between the ages of 25-40, you are encouraged to join the ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN)!

Ceramic and Glass Career Center

The Ceramic and Glass Career Center website (careers.ceramics.org) is the best place for job and internship seekers to find a great ceramic and glass career opportunity.

Student and Educator Outreach (K-12)

The CGIF participates in several outreach events each year and we need volunteers to help demonstrate the hands-on activities we feature. This is an easy, fun way to encourage teachers, parents, and students to learn more about materials science!