The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) and The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) have received a $20,000 grant from the O-I Charities Foundation.

The money will be used to support outreach programmes and provide travel grants to college age students.

The CGIF will use $10,000 of the grant to support the Foundation’s programmes which introduce middle school and high school students to ceramic and glass science.

The remaining $10,000 will fund travel grants that will allow 20 college-age students to attend the 77th Conference on Glass Problems to be held November 7 - 10, 2016, at the Greater Columbus (Ohio) Convention Center.

"We are extremely grateful to the O-I Charities Foundation for this generous grant which will enable us to expand our outreach programmes," said Marcus Fish, Director of Development for the CGIF. "Providing travel assistance to students helps further our mission of supporting the next generation of glass scientists and engineers."

“This grant demonstrates how everyone benefits when progressive organisations like the O-I Charities Foundation commit to investing in the future of their community,” said Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, GMIC’s Executive Director.

“It provides students the valuable opportunity to interact with industry leaders at the Conference on Glass Problems.”