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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Corning Museum of Glass chief scientist to speak at Alfred University Oct.19

ALFRED, NY (Oct. 5, 2016) – Glen Cook, the chief scientist for The Corning Museum of Glass, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in Room 106, Binns-Merrill Hall on the Alfred University campus. The lecture is open to the public, free of charge.
Cook’s lecture is sponsored by the Division of Sculpture and Dimensional Studies in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University.
After 16 years at Corning Incorporated as a senior research associate, conducting research in inorganic materials processing and composition, Cook became the chief scientist at the museum, responsible for researching and sharing scientific and technical topics in glass. He informs exhibitions, programs and publications, and also serves as a technical resource for the broader museum community, museum guests and the general public, as well as artists working in glass today.
In 2013, Cook’s outstanding record was recognized with Corning Incorporated’s prestigious Stookey Award for cutting-edge exploratory and applied research, as well as in recognition of being the named inventor on more than two dozen patent applications.
From 2012 to 2014, Cook collaborated closely with Museum glassmakers in glass forming process research. Cook is also the technical advisor to the new Specialty Glass Artist-in-Residence program that is jointly managed by Corning Incorporated and The Corning Museum of Glass.
Cook holds PhD and MS degrees in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BS in materials engineering from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.