STEM Careers for Girls and Women: A Panel Discussion on March 16th

Published on March 07, 2023

The City of Syracuse, the Syracuse City School District (SCSD) and Micron will host a panel discussion on “STEM Careers for Girls and Women” on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the SCSD Professional Development Center, 1005 W. Fayette St., Syracuse.

The discussion will focus on career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as Syracuse and Central New York prepare for workforce demand generated by Micron’s commitment to build the largest ever cleanroom space announced in the U.S., here in Onondaga County. The program, part of Women’s History Month in March, is free and open to the public.

“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,” said Common Councilor-at-Large Rita Paniagua, who is coordinating the panel discussion. “We’ll also miss the once-in-a-generation opportunity presented by Micron’s commitment to this community to build a stronger future for children and families in the city and across the region.”

The panel will include representatives of Micron, Syracuse University, Le Moyne College, SCSD, Onondaga Community College and a community member experiencing success in a STEM career. A wide range of community organizations are partnering to conduct the program, including: La casita Cultural Center, La Liga, Jubilee Homes of Syracuse, InterFaith Works of Central New York.