Student Information

Student Travel Grants

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) encourages students’ interest in glass industry careers, by offering travel grants to students attending the 78th Conference on Glass Problems. Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

 

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) of the American Ceramic Society has received a grant from the O-I Foundation.  In addition, GMIC received a grant from Roman Manufacturing.  As a result of these generous grants, GMIC will now be able to award thirty (32) student travel grants in the amount of $500.00 to offset student travel expenses. 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 29, 2017 deadline.

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

Travel Grants Award Date

Awardees will be announced October 7, 2017 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 78th Conference on Glass Problems via the online registration at glassproblemsconference.org. Registration opens June 5, 2017.
  • Students must attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday November 6, 2017 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

Students are invited to attend the Owens Corning fiberglass manufacturing plant tour in Mount Vernon, Ohio, on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Students must apply in advance and receive permission to participate. Plant tour participation is only available to students. Contact Donna Banks for more information. 

Student Plant Tour Application Deadline

Deadline to apply is September 29, 2017.

Student Plant Tour Notification Date

Students accepted for the plant tour will be announced October 6, 2017 by email.

Student Plant Tour Requirements

  • Students must register for the 78th Conference on Glass Problems via the online registration at glassproblemsconference.org. Registration opens June 5, 2017.
  • Students must attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday November 6, 2017 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.