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Fire Up Your Future

Education Lab
March 22, 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fire Up Your Future

Thinking about a career in science, technology, engineering or math? Middle and high school students should join us on March 22 from 6 to 8 pm in the Education Lab for a panel discussion with local STEM professionals, and a chance to talk to them one-on-one. Enjoy light refreshments. Parents welcome.

RSVP to +1 (607) 438-5429 or by March 19. Free.

Fire Up Your Future Speakers

Marvin BoltMarvin Bolt, Curator of Science and Technology, Corning Museum of Glass
As the first curator of science and technology at The Corning Museum of Glass, Marv is responsible for developing and maintaining collections, exhibits, and programming in the Museum's Innovation Center. He enhances the Museum’s science and technology-based collections and exhibits, and interprets the information for diverse audiences, from schoolchildren to scientists.

Jane CookJane Cook, Chief Scientist, Corning Museum of Glass
Jane is the Chief Scientist at The Corning Museum of Glass. She is the technical advisor to the new Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence program. Jane’s previous experience as a materials scientist and engineer helps her to work with artists and teach them how scientific and engineering fundamentals can inform their art.

Kaitlin OlmsteadKaitlin 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.

 Lianne Uesato Lianne Uesato, Assistant Conservator, Corning Museum of Glass
Lianne conserves glass objects in the museum's Modern and Contemporary collection. She investigates how material properties and artist intent affect the long-term preservation of artwork in the museum context. This is especially challenging since contemporary artists are constantly pushing the boundaries of what glass can do.

Nicole WilesNicole Wiles, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University
As a graduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell, Nicole spends much of her time conducting research with a focus on understanding scratching in glass. She and other researchers observe changes in the glass structure at the atomic scale. Nicole also runs computer simulations of her experiments.