An MIT staff member writes, "The Glass Lab is a place where students learn, through direct manipulation, about the unique properties of glass. It is an art-based program and encourages exploration and a creative use of the material. After students have mastered fundamental hand skills, they sometimes go on to make objects that link glass with other their areas of interest and expertise. I think it would be a great idea to display one such object (or a small group of objects) in the 150 exhibition.
1. The Glass Lab is a place where students can learn about a material that is used for both scientific and artistic purposes through direct, hands-on experience;
2. The Glass Lab stresses exploration, innovation, and creativity, all qualities that add important dimensions to science and engineering.
3. The Glass Lab promotes teamwork. Students learn to both run a team and be part of a team, and these are good skills for scientists and engineers to have.
4. The Glass Lab is a great community, and people across the Institute want to be part of it."
Photograph by Kent Dayton, Art Direction: Paul Montie