Corning Shows MSE Students the Materials World

A group of 17 students and four faculty and staff from the Materials Science and Engineering Department traveled to visit Corning Incorporated in Corning, NY from March 14 - 16.  During the three day, 24/7 experience we saw an amazing array of science and engineering laboratories and plants that illustrate how Gorilla glass and display glass are made for our phones and tablets, as well as ceramic catalytic supports and filters for automotive and diesel applications that help keep the air clean in our major cities, plus an array of other emerging technologies.  It was all quite an experience and extremely informative, not to mention that over 60 MSE alums are employed at Corning who are part of making this all happen.  We literally saw what our future could look like!  Naturally, as part of the work hard/play hard credo of MSE, we had a lot of fun too, which consisted of enjoying great food along Market Street and a hands-on experiences in the hot glass studio forming glass by gathering and shaping, as well as by flameworking.  There were many good reasons why we slept on the bus most of the way home Friday night.  Classes already on Monday?  What happened to Spring Break?