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Biography: Kathryn Aguilar

Kathryn Aguilar
Kathryn Aguilar
Science Educator

As the science educator, Kathryn Aguilar researches, develops and implements science programming and interpretive materials for all of our Museum guests.

Aguilar's interest in science began in middle school, when she participated in a week-long science camp. The local newspaper came and wrote a story about the camp, with a photo of her in full laboratory attire as she inspected the contents of a test tube. “When I saw that picture, I saw myself as a scientist,” Aguilar says.

She went on to study chemistry at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. After graduation, Aguilar worked as a quality analyst at a medical diagnostics company. It didn’t take her long to realize she missed tutoring chemistry students as she did when she was an undergraduate laboratory teaching assistant. She switched to the field of education. Aguilar taught high school chemistry in Maryland for four years prior to joining The Corning Museum of Glass.

In 2015, she earned an MS in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College and in 2016, received a professional teaching certificate from the State of New York. Aguilar is passionate about making science accessible for everyone.

Blog Posts by this Author

In a year when winter seemed to last forever, spring break program planning proved to be quite a gamble. We committed to a nature-themed program in the autumn of 2017, not knowing whether the weather would cooperate. This year was much different than anything we’ve done before: citizen science,... more
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One of the interactive elements of CMoG’s exhibition Revealingthe Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope allowsvisitors to be microscopic. If you’ve visited the Rakow Research Library recently, you may have seen one of our new exhibitions, Revealing the Invisible: The History of... more