Student information

The Glass Manufacturing Industry Council (GMIC) announces student travel grants for the 81st Conference on Glass Problems (GPC). Travel grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis, provided that applicants meet eligibility requirements.

Air Products, a world leader in industrial gas supply and technology, has provided a generous grant to the GMIC and the Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF) of the American Ceramic Society. The program receives additional support from GMIC and Roman Manufacturing. Student travel grants help support student travel to the 81st GPC. GMIC will award $500 student travel grants to offset student travel expenses. Students can still attend the 81st GPC without travel support. All students are eligible to receive complimentary conference registration and a reduced price for lodging.

Student plant tour

Students can attend a plant tour to the O-I plant in Zanesville, Ohio on Monday, October 26, 2020, 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 available only to students.

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 81st Conference on Glass Problems.
  • Attend the Student Ambassador Meeting, Monday, October 26, 2020, 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, 2020.

Travel grant awards date

Travel grant awards will be announced October 1, 2020 with instructions on redeeming student travel grants.

Student plant tour application process

  • Register online for the 81st 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 26, 2020, 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, 2020.

Plant tour notification date

Students accepted for the plant tour will be notified October 1, 2020 by email.