As New York aims to become a hub for manufacturing, educational institutions throughout the state are amplifying their focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. Central New York, in particular, is experiencing a shift as Micron Technology announces the commencement of a manufacturing plant’s construction in Clay next year.
At Syracuse University, international student Miguel Guzman, originally from Peru, praises the institution’s Biotech program. Officials at Syracuse highlighted the urgency for STEM expansion in Central New York, citing the potential for “a renaissance of high-tech industry” in the area.
Officials foresee a surge of startup companies and innovations stemming from Micron’s presence.
This STEM-centric approach isn’t just confined to universities. Onondaga Community College has also unveiled plans to bolster its STEM programs, with initiatives such as a clean room simulation lab in the works, following Micron’s announcement.
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