Manufacturing Day at SUNY Adirondack

students at manufacturing day
October 08, 2019

SUNY Adirondack held a Manufacturing and STEAM Day event in partnership with WSWHE BOCES on Oct. 4 on the Queensbury campus.

Around 200 ninth- and tenth-grade students from across the region, including PTECH students, participated in an interactive tabling event with hands-on activities and demonstrations by area STEAM and manufacturing businesses, SUNY Adirondack programs and the PTECH program. Students had an opportunity to tour one or more of six regional businesses, giving the students the opportunity to learn about manufacturing careers and related educational pathways.

The annual event is a result of the work of the STEM Roundtable—a group of representatives from local STEM businesses, various SUNY Adirondack faculty and staff and WSWHE BOCES.

Participating companies included Adirondack Studios, Ball Corporation, Barton Mines Company, Becton Dickinson, Duke Concrete, Espey Manufacturing & Electronics Corp., Finch Paper, The Fort Miller Group Inc., Global Foundries, Irving Tissue, JUST Water, Plug Power, RASP Inc., and Target Corporation.

Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration of modern manufacturing that aims to inspire future manufacturers.