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Fire Up Your Future

Education Lab
March 30, 2017 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fire Up Your Future

Thinking about a career in computers, math, or engineering? Middle and high school students should join us on March 30 from 6 to 8 pm in the Education Lab for a panel discussion with the following speakers, and a chance to talk to them one-on-one. Enter a raffle for Make Your Own Glass opportunities! Enjoy light refreshments. Parents welcome.

RSVP to +1 (607) 438-5429 or [email protected] by March 27. Free.

Hear from the following about their careers:

Scott Burg, Regional Operations Supervisor, Department of Environmental Conservation
Scott supervises the staff who maintain, operate, and construct all types of infrastructure in the region, including fishing access sites, wildlife management areas, day use areas, buildings, vehicles and heavy equipment. He considers the most important aspects of his job to be the operation and located maintenance of the 11 flood protection projects located in the region. Scott will talk about multiple types of engineering.

Brian Hewitt, Designer/Front End Developer, Corning Museum of Glass
As the user Experience Architect for The Corning Museum of Glass, it is Brian’s job to define, design, and test the ways that users interact with the Museum’s digital products, including websites, mobile apps, and in-gallery interactives. He is also responsible for writing and fixing code that relates to the way those digital products are used and the way they look.

Kaitlin Olmstead, Mathematical/Statistical Engineer, Corning Incorporated
Kaitlin uses mathematical and statistical methods to collect and analyze data for problem solving, process improvements and capability improvements in manufacturing and engineering. Her job responsibilities include collecting, evaluating, interpreting and presenting data, which means providing insights, recommendations, and advice based on the data.

Renee Spisak, Project Manager Engineer, Corning Incorporated
As a Project Manager Engineer, Renee manages facility engineering projects, including everything necessary to keep the buildings she manages in good standing condition.

James Truxon, Lead Application Developer, Corning Museum of Glass
As the lead Application Developer for The Corning Museum of Glass, James helps everyone who works at the museum do their jobs with a little less effort. He does this by building applications, databases, and websites that automate communications and dataflow, providing access to new technologies, and being available to provide technical insight whenever it is needed.