Syracuse looking for more women in STEM before Micron's arrival
The City of Syracuse, the Syracuse City School District, or SCSD, and Micron are hosting a panel called "STEM Careers for Girls and Women." The discussion will be on job opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM.
With Micron coming to Central New York, Common Councilor-at-Large Rita Paniagua, who is coordinating the event, said it is an all-hands-on-deck situation to fill the jobs that the company will provide.
"Too often, young girls and women don’t see themselves pursuing careers in STEM fields. We need to change that, because Syracuse needs everyone to meet the workforce demands of the future," Paniagua said in a news release from the city.
Paniagua also noted that this is a "once-in-a-generation opportunity" for families and children in Onondaga County to build a better, stronger future for themselves by getting involved in the field of STEM.
The event is taking place as a part of Women's History Month, which is celebrated each year in March. Panel members will include representatives from Micron, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, SCSD, Onondaga Community College and a local resident who has had success in a career in STEM.
The panel will take place on March 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the SCSD Professional Development Center. The program is free and open to anyone wanting to participate in the discussion.