The CGIF and the GMIC Receive Grants
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC), both located in Columbus, Ohio, announced receipt of a $20,000 grant from the Owens-Illinois (O-I) Charities Foundation of Perrysburg, Ohio, to expand their outreach programs and Provide travel assistance to students. In addition, GMIC received a $1,000 grant from Roman Manufacturing to support the 78th Conference on Glass Problems student travel grant program.
The CGIF will use $10,000 of the grant to introduce middle school and high school students to ceramic and glass science. The remaining $11,000 will be used to support 32 college-age students to attend the 78th Conference on Glass Problems, which was held in November 2017, at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center.
The conference is the largest glass manufacturing conference in North America and attracts glass manufacturers and suppliers worldwide to exchange innovations and solutions.
The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation was created in 2014 by The American Ceramic Society to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. In pursuit of its mission, the CGIF developed and manages a number of programs in the areas of K-12 student outreach, university-industry networks, and the Ceramic and Glass Career Center. lean manufacturing (Toyota Production System - TPS) processes produce the highest quality products.
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