Funding

Video: Such great heights—Stratobus drone–satellite hybrid project is getting off the ground

By April Gocha / May 25, 2016

Thales Alenia Space—a French–Italian venture specializing in space communications, navigation, Earth observation, exploration, and orbital infrastructures—is developing a unique solar powered autonomous stratospheric airship.

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Video: CoorsTek investing $120M in new advanced materials R&D facility

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

CoorsTek just announced this week that it is investing $120 million to build an advanced materials R&D facility in its headquarters city of Golden, Colo.

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New year, new materials: NSF funds program to accelerate discovery of new materials and tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 8, 2016

A new Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP) program funded by the National Science Foundation made its first awards to Penn State University and Cornell University to significantly accelerate materials research and development.

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Supersonic revival: NASA developing quieter, more fuel-efficient supersonic commercial jet

By April Gocha / March 8, 2016

NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.

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More ‘green’ for clean energy: DOE launches $40M effort to advance materials research for renewable energy

By Stephanie Liverani / February 26, 2016

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.

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Show me the money: Science agencies see pre-sequestration federal budget levels in FY 2016

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

Many science agencies will see federal budget numbers return to levels not seen since the fiscal year 2013 sequestration in FY 2016, according to a recent article published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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‘Tis the season for giving—Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation will quadruple your gift with special opportunity

By Stephanie Liverani / December 22, 2015

In the spirit of the giving season, Ted Day, chair of the CGIF and president and CEO of Mo-Sci Corporation, will “match dollar-for-dollar all gifts of $1,000 or more to the CGIF (up to $100,000 total) from now until December 31, 2015,” he wrote in a recent letter to current and future donors.

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Usable Glass Strength Coalition issues request for proposals

By Eileen De Guire / December 15, 2015

The UGSC has issued a request for proposals to answer the fundamental question, “Where and how do flaws nucleate in glass?” Deadline is March 1, 2016.

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The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation launches network aimed at continuing ceramic and glass education

By Stephanie Liverani / November 20, 2015

The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation has launched a new initiative—the University-Industry Network, a program that focuses on encouraging schools around the world to align more closely with industry as they continue teaching key concepts in ceramic and glass science.

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Alfred University secures $7.75M investment to build advanced ceramic manufacturing center

By April Gocha / November 17, 2015

The New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University recently received a $7.75 million grant that will allow construction of a new Center for Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing and Education.

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