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Student Travel Grants

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) encourages students’ interest in glass industry careers, by offering travel grants to students attending the 79th Conference on Glass Problems. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

GMIC and the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) of the American Ceramic Society have received a generous grant from Air Products, a world leader in industrial gas supply and technology, and from the Owens-Illinois Charities Foundation, Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I) is the world’s largest glass container manufacturer

In addition, GMIC receives financial support from Roman Manufacturing, industry leading power sources; Owens Corning, a leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites; and RoviSys Automation and Information Solutions.

These generous grants help support student travel to the 79th GPC, GMIC will now be able to award forty-five (45) student travel grants in the amount of $500.00 to offset student travel expenses. Even without travel support, all students are eligible to receive complimentary conference registration and a reduced price for lodging.

 

Student Travel Grant Application Process

Submit a 1-2 page CV, including your complete contact information.  Submit a statement describing how the conference will benefit you.  Email your CV and statement to Donna Banks by the September 28, 2018 deadline.

Student travel grants are available on a first-come – first-serve basis.

Travel Grants Award Date

Awardees will be announced October 5, 2018 with instructions on redeeming their student travel grants. Travel grant disbursements will be mailed to all recipients at the end of November pending verification of requirements as outlined below.

Requirements:

  • Submit a 1-2 page CV, including your complete contact information.
  • Submit a statement describing how the conference will benefit you.
  • Email your CV and statement to Donna Banks, [email protected]
  • Students must register for the 79th Conference on Glass Problems via the online registration at glassproblemsconference.org. Registration opens June 4, 2018.
  • Students must attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday November 5, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Failure to attend the meeting removes eligibility to receive the student travel grant. The meeting is designed to introduce students to “ambassadors”, who are professionals from the glass industry, who will help the students make the most of the conference opportunity.

Student Plant Tour

Also available for students is a plant tour to the Anchor Hocking Plant in Lancaster, Ohio  on Monday November 5, 2018 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. Students must apply in advance and receive permission to participate in the plant tour.  Plant tour participation is available only to students.

About Anchor Hocking:

Founded in 1905, Anchor Hocking is a leading marketer and manufacturer of a comprehensive line of glass products including beverageware, candle containers, servingware, ovenware, storageware, lighting components and other glass products sold under various brand names or as customized solutions for private label lines. Anchor Hocking is the second largest supplier of glassware in the United States. Its glassware products cross all price points through the retail, specialty (business-to-business), and hospitality channels.

Anchor Hocking manufactures substantially all of its products at the company’s facilities in the United States and markets its products internationally. Anchor Hocking is a leading designer, marketer and manufacturer of quality consumer products that it sells to retail and hospitality customers and to original equipment manufacturers.

Student Plant Tour Application Deadline

Deadline to apply is September 28, 2018.

Student Plant Tour Notification Date

Students accepted for the plant tour will be announced October 5, 2018 by email.

Student Plant Tour Requirements

  • Students must register for the 79th Conference on Glass Problems via the online registration at glassproblemsconference.org. Registration opens June 4, 2018.
  • Students must attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday November 5, 2018 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The meeting is designed to introduce students to “ambassadors”, who are professionals from the glass industry, who will help the students make the most of the conference opportunity.