Did you know that the site of the Corning Incorporated world headquarters was once their old factory grounds? The memorial arch and the plaza and time capsule preserve Corning’s artistic and scientific legacy and ask, what will the future bring?
The borosilicate glass “Pyrex” changed what was possible for glass. From the measuring cups in our homes to the first window on the Mercury rocket, to the beautiful ring of the time capsule. Today we enjoy aluminosilicate “Gorilla” glass on our tablets and smartphones. Did you know many of the material scientists that brought us these innovations were women? The history of Pyrex was written by women. From Bessie Littleton who experimented with Pyrex at home to Evelyn Roberts a material scientist working on improvements to Dr. Lucy Maltby employed to help learn what consumers needed in Pyrex, women have been a driving force at Corning. Material Scientist Dr.Ellen Mochel the first female Phd. at Corning developed the process for making Gorilla glass possible!
Stroll the public grounds of the campus and ponder the changes you've seen and dreams for the future.
The Corning Time Capsule is part of the Points of Inspiration Science & Technology Trail. For more information and stops on the trail, visit www.pointsofinspiration.net.