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If you’re planning to attend next week’s Conference on Glass Problems (GPC) at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, make sure you swing by the Air Products Foundation’s hospitality suite and say hello. For every visitor who stops by, the company will donate $100 to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation (CGIF). The money will help pay for student travel grants to attend GPC, foster innovation by the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals, and support the CGIF in its mission to attract talent in the ceramic and glass industry.

“We are excited to share our passion for innovation with the next generation of glass professionals through this donation to the Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation,” Air Products director of business development–Americas Rick Beuttel says about the donation.

Air Products (Allentown, Pa.) provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to the glass, refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage manufacturing markets. The company is also a leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

“This planned donation demonstrates how everyone benefits when progressive organizations like Air Products commit to investing in the future of their industry,” Glass Manufacturing Industry Council executive director Robert Weisenburger Lipetz explains. “It will allow us to provide student travel grants to GPC, which will afford students the valuable opportunity to interact with industry leaders.” The GMIC is the organizer of GPC.

The CGIF was created in 2014 by The American Ceramic Society to attract, inspire, and train the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals. Since its inception, the foundation has supported hundreds of students through student exchanges and travel grants.

Companies that support the CGIF know that their money is going to help the future of ceramic and glass science.

“We are extremely grateful to Air Products for this inventive opportunity to support our efforts in student outreach” CGIF director of development Marcus Fish says. “This gift will support our mission to attract and train the highest quality talent available to work with engineered systems and products that utilize glass and ceramic materials.”

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