When it comes to the future of the glass industry, Corning looks to its knowledge of its past, its current workforce, and its external partners to help drive the industry’s current momentum forward. And as a result, the company recently hosted the second Glass Summit in Corning, NY – which is an interdisciplinary event that combines insights from designers, futurists, scientists, and technologists to inspire new thinking about emerging applications for glass. It is a chance for glass experts from Corning, academia, funding agencies, and other facets of the industry to meet and discuss the future direction of glass science around the globe.
“Glass has been around for centuries as an ancient art form and even though Corning has been innovating with it for more than 160 years – there is still so much we don’t understand,” said Dr. Ellen Kosik Williams, university collaborations manager & research associate. “That’s why events like the Glass Summit are so important – because we need all of these communities to help drive fundamental understanding in their various industries to help enable the ground-breaking, precision materials that Corning is known for.”