Some of the strangest things to come out of the ceramics field today are not vases or odd conceptual works, rather they are often reports like this one. The technological arm of ceramics is every bit as weird and fascinating as its fine art sibling. With new advances being made in the field, the Ceramics and Glass Industry Foundation is launching a program to keep students up-to-date on discoveries as they attend school. The Foundation states that its University-Industry Network program will provide resources to students and professors to brief them on the developments as they happen.
The Foundation states:
Universities that join the network will have access to programmatic resources aimed at ceramic and glass education, and funding will be available to help support programs and initiatives to give undergraduate students more opportunities to develop an interest in the ceramic and glass fields.
“The University-Industry Network is designed to provide students with richer hands-on experiences in the ceramic and glass fields,” says CGIF Development Director Marcus Fish. “It’s vital that these programs get the funding and resources they need to help attract the next generation of professionals to work in the ceramic and glass industry.”
The network is also designed to connect professors and students to industry partners who are passionate about recruiting the next generation through lectures and workshops, plant tours, donation of equipment and supplies, and internship/career opportunities to students who have joined the network.
Five schools are on board so far: Alfred University (Alfred, New York), Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Missouri), Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania), Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina) and the Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado).
For more information about the program, call Development Director Marcus Fish at 614-794-5863 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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