Student travel grants available for Glass Problems Conference

GMIC announces student travel Grants for the 80th Conference on Glass Problems (GPC), available on first-come, first-served basis, provided applicants meets eligibility requirements.

Air Products, a world leader in industrial gas supply and technology has provided a generous grant to the Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) and the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) of the American Ceramic Society. Owens Corning, RoviSys, and Roman Manufacturing have all provided additional support for student travel grants.

Because travel grants help support student travel to the 80th GPC, GMIC will award student travel grants in the amount of $500 to offset student travel expenses. Students can still attend the 80th GPC without travel support. All students are eligible to receive complimentary conference registration and a reduced price for lodging.

Student plant tour

Students have the opportunity to tour the Owens Corning Plant in Newark, Ohio on Monday, October 28, 2019 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Students must apply in advance and receive permission to participate in the plant tour. Plant tour participation is only available to students.

About Owens Corning

This tour of the Owens Corning’s Newark, Ohio, insulation plant—the company’s flagship plant since it began creating glass fiber in the 1930s—is available to students only. Owens Corning Newark is the largest fiberglass insulation plant in the world, spanning 1.5 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse, and office space in 60 buildings on 250 acres. The site’s waste treatment plant, using advanced technology and progressive environmental practices, recycles about 70,000 tons of plate and internal waste glasses annually.

Owens Corning Newark services customers across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, completing 18,000 shipments every year. Its diverse product line includes metal building insulation, pipe wrap insulation, industrial ceiling board products, residential insulation, and other commercial/industrial insulation products.

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, [email protected]
  • Register online for the 80th Conference on Glass Problems.
  • Attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, Monday, October 28, 2019, 5–5:30 p.m., at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The meeting is designed to introduce students to “ambassadors”—professionals from the glass industry who will help students make the most of the conference opportunity. Failure to attend the meeting removes eligibility to receive the travel grant.
  • Student travel grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application deadline

Application deadline is September 23, 2019.

Travel grant awards date

Travel grant awards will be announced October 1, 2019 with instructions on redeeming student travel grants.

Student plant tour application process

  • Register online for the 80th Conference on Glass Problems.
  • Email your complete contact information and indication of desire to participate in the tour to Donna Banks, [email protected]
  • Attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, Monday, October 28, 2019, 5–5:30 p.m., at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The meeting is designed to introduce students to “ambassadors”—professionals from the glass industry who will help students make the most of the conference opportunity.
  • Student plant tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application deadline

Application deadline is September 23, 2019.

Plant tour notification date

Students accepted for the plant tour will be notified October 1, 2019 by email.