On these pages you will find:

  • Access to some new Teaching Modules on Glass Skills provided by Glaasinc. Australia
  • Some downloadable comics for teenagers. They tell stories of various glass applications
  • A virtual school for research students took place in India in January 2021. A report is available below. 
  • Descriptions of our planned ICG Summer and Winter Schools in Montpellier and Wuhan
  • Descriptions of previous Schools with images
  • Our pages on Books describes 'Teaching Glass Better' published by ICG

Online Glass Skills teaching modules from Glaasinc. Australia.

Affiliate Program | 04/08/2020
Learn more about the whole course
Glass Skills Course list | 04/08/2020

Below is a list of skills units currently available for purchase.

When you click on these links you will be taken to a landing page.  To access the teaching units you will first need to create a new account.

Sales skillset: Presenting, Securing and Supporting Sales Solutions

This online learning module will show you how to present, secure and support sales solutions to increase your sales in today's competitive market place, and is suitable for sales representatives and managers. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Sales Skillset: Addressing Customer Needs

This online learning module will show you how to address your customer needs whilst boosting your sales outcomes and is suitable for sales representatives and managers. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Sales Skillset: Developing Product Knowledge

This online learning module will show you how to develop your product knowledge skills to boost your sales outcomes and is suitable for sales representatives and managers. 

To get started simply click on the title above. 

Sales Skillset: Managing Quality Customer Service

This online learning module will show you how to develop a quality customer service program for your organization and is suitable for sales representatives and managers. 

To get started simply click on the title above.  

Estimators skillset: Reading and Interpreting Plans and Specifications

This online learning module will show you how to read and interpret plans and specifications related to the fenestration industry and is suitable for estimators, project managers and tradespeople. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Estimators Skillset: Preparing tender documents

This online learning module will show you how to prepare a tender document and is suitable for estimators, project managers and business owners. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Project manager skillset: Introduction to Project Management

This online learning module introduces you to project management principles within the fenestration industry and is suitable for estimators, project and site managers. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Project manager skillset: Planning and Coordinating Commercial Glazing Installations

This online learning module will show you how to plan and coordinate successful commercial glazing projects and is suitable for estimators, project managers and tradespeople. 

To get started simply click on the title above.

Downloadable comics for a younger audience

Comic 1 | 23/03/2020
The glass world
Comic 2 | 23/03/2020
Glass recycling
Comic 3 | 23/03/2020
Optical fibres
Comic 4 | 23/03/2020
Bioactive glass

12th ICG Montpellier Summer School is planned for 5-9th July 2021 as a virtual event.

GLASS FORMATION, STRUCTURE, AND PROPERTIES 

& RHEOLOGICAL BEHAVIOUR

MONTPELLIER (France), 5th-9th JULY 2021

The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads.

The first thread will overview fundamentals in glass science emphasising structure-property relationships, experimental techniques, material simulations and tools that probe structure. Specific properties and applications will be discussed e.g. optical behaviour, transport phenomena, nucleation and crystallisation, and strength. 

The second thread will focus on the viscosity of commercial and geological glass forming melts, measurement methods and models to describe the temperature and composition dependence. Viscoelastic behaviour near the glass transition, Tg will be described, particularly in the context of glass fabrication processes such as fibre making and pressing.

The lecturers will be world experts in their fields. A significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centred projects that will help participants to develop their understanding by applying what they know to specific issues. 

Is this for you?

If you are a new research student or have just started work in the glass industry then the answer is yes.

Pre-registration:    Deadline 15/05/2021

By email to:  verres2021@mycema.fr

Registration:   Deadline 28/06/2021

Normal fee :     400 €

Reduced fee :  150 € for students and academics

Participants will be limited to: 40

Pre-order the Montpellier Summer School textbook (recommended):
'Teaching Glass Better' at a 10% discount: 45 €

This virtual event will be run using Microsoft Teams and the special features of the School such as Tutorials 'under the pine trees' and the small group project work will be retained in their normal interactive format as far as possible

We also hope to give you a taste of Montpellier, the city.

Organization:  
Prof  J M Parker, University of Sheffield, UK
Prof  B Hehlen, University of Montpellier, France
Prof R Conradt, uniglassAC GmbH Co., Germany


 

Program for 2021 Virtual Summer School | 04/05/2021

6th Wuhan Winter School 1-6th November, 2020 is cancelled. Plans are in preparation for a date in November 2021.

Glass Formation, Structure and Properties
Special theme: Glass fibres

Introduction
The workshop will be composed of two interwoven threads. The first thread concerns fundamentals in glass science emphasizing structure-property relationships, experimental techniques and numerical simulations. The second thread this year will focus on glass fibres. Attention will be given to glass fibers for optics and re-inforcement, together with their applications. 

One significant aspect of the workshop will be student-centered projects that will help participants to develop their understanding by applying what they know to specific issues. The other is to strengthen the fundamentals of glass science to fresh engineers from glass industry.

The lecturers are the world experts in their fields and will be announced in the next circular.

Organization
ICG-TC23, The Chinese Ceramic Society, China Triumph International Engineering Co. Ltd (CTIEC), Wuhan University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures (SMART)

 

Is this for you?
If you are a graduated student on glass science or have recently started work in the glass industry, then this workshop is the RIGHT CHOICE for you.

Pre-registration: Deadline 08/31/2020
By simple e-mail to: optinfo@whut.edu.cn
Registration: Deadline 09/30/2020
Normal fee: 3000 RMB (to be confirmed)
Reduced fee: 1500 RMB for students
The fee includes coffee breaks, a welcome reception, and a banquet.
Limited participants: 35 (Glass Science) and 20 (Glass fibres)

Local Organizers
Prof. Shou Peng: CTIEC
Mr. Zhanping Jin: The Chinese Ceramic Society
Prof. Xiujian Zhao: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Kai Xu: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Chao Liu: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology
Prof. Jihong Zhang: SMART, Wuhan University of Technology (optinfo@whut.edu.cn)


A summary of the 2018 School can be found under ICG News.

 

10th Montpellier ICG Summer School 2018

2018 summer school gallery : Distribution and signing of the book 'Teaching Glass Better'

IC Glass Gallery 4 Images

Programme 2018 | 27/07/2018

2017 summer school Gallery 5 Images

IC Glass Gallery (Montpellier 2016) 6 Images

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