Several local high school students have more knowledge about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers after a recent trip to Micron Technology.
The company hosted a group of pupils from Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS), Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) and Manassas Park City Schools (MPCS).
The students are also participants in Northern Virginia Community College’s (NOVA) Assisting Females in Technology (aFIT) program.
Last week, they toured the Micron, which focuses on memory and semiconductor technology.
On their tour, they saw the company’s fabrication manufacturing facility, which helps provide memory used in various devices.
Micron also produces at least four memory chips found in cars, according to Academic and Community Relations Manager Zuzana Steen.
The company is Virginia’s #1 exporter. It has 35,000 employees worldwide, including 1,300 Manassas personnel.
Students also learned about STEM careers.
Speakers from various organizations, such as the FBI and Apple, spoke on a range of topics that included Cybersecurity and Information Technology (IT).
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