Alumnus John Ballato (on left) received the George W. Morey Award, from the Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD) of the American Ceramic Society. The award recognizes new and original work in the field of glass science and technology. Dr. Ballato is Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Clemson University. Here he is receiving the award from GOMD Chair Gang Chen (Ohio University) at the Annual GOMD Division Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on May 24, 2022. His talk was titled “Optical fiber meets the periodic table: The past, present, and future of the molten core method”.