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.

Kit Grants

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

Teacher Workshops

K-12 educators can sign up to attend our FREE teacher training workshops to learn how to use our materials science classroom kits and network with industry professionals.

Industry Tours for Teachers

Join CGIF on a Ceramic and Glass Industry Tour for Teachers each summer! These behind-the-scenes tours give teachers an inside look at the technology and careers that their students are interested in.

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 undergraduate students to help support the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals.

Student Travel Grants

Student travel grant opportunities are available! Undergraduate and graduate students can visit the Student Travel Grant Center to view and apply for grants to attend events and conferences.

Outreach in a Box

Outreach in a Box is a program that allows you to take materials science education to wherever you are! Outreach in a Box outlines all of the details and steps you need to bring one of our popular programs to your community.


IGNITE MSE is a program focused on professional development and career exploration for undergraduate and graduate students. Find IGNITE MSE at an upcoming ACerS conference.

Ceramic and Glass Career Center

The Ceramic and Glass Career Center is the ideal place for job and internship seekers to find a ceramic and glass career opportunity. Ceramic and glass material employers can find the best materials science graduates and professionals.

University-Industry Networks / Keramos

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.