Utica CSD, MACNY hold inaugural Women in Manufacturing Summit at SUNY Poly

SUNY Polytechnic Institute recently welcomed 100 Proctor High School students from grades 10-12 to campus as part of The Manufacturers Association (MACNY) and Utica City School District’s inaugural Women in Manufacturing Summit.

The day began with remarks by SUNY Poly President Dr. Winston Soboyejo, who spoke about the important role women will play in future of manufacturing as the Mohawk Valley region continues to experience significant growth. The morning’s keynote speaker was Griffiss Institute President and CEO Heather Hage, Esq., who shared some of her personal experiences in life and industry, leaving the students with several key pieces of advice.

Students then broke into four groups, rotating between tours and hands-on activities at SUNY Poly’s Center for Global and Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM) in Donovan Hall, and Semikron Danfoss. The day concluded with lunch at The Dish in Campus Center.