Biography: Jane Cook
Jane (Glen) Cook is the Chief Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass where she is the museum's principle resource on the science and technology of glass to the public and the glass art community. Dr. Cook is the technical advisor to the new Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence program, and works with the Museum's staff on incorporating scientific content in exhibitions and educational programs. She lectures widely at universities, colleges, and art schools, and works closely with artists to teach them how scientific and engineering fundamentals can inform their work.
A materials scientist and engineer with more than 20 years of expertise in glass, ceramics, and metallurgy, Dr. Cook holds a BS in Materials Engineering from New Mexico Tech, and an MS and Ph.D. in Metallurgical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked in research and development for Corning Incorporated for 16 years, is an inventor on over two dozen patent applications, and in 2013, received Corning's prestigious Stookey Award for outstanding exploratory research.