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From the President

Dear Alumni and Friends,

The acceleration of job growth in STEM fields is creating exciting career options and higher salaries
for our graduates.

And as a college of both access and application, we have an important role to play in closing gender gaps in traditionally male-dominated areas of the STEM labor force.

In this issue, you’ll learn how we are carrying on our tradition of being a welcoming and supportive space for female students, bolstered by the support of generous graduates and friends. You’ll also meet inspiring alumnae who are incredible role models for the next generation.

The STEM workforce of tomorrow will be asked to solve our most pressing social and environmental issues, such as climate change, clean energy, data privacy, and more. In addition to their technical knowledge, they will need to be excellent communicators, critical thinkers, team members, and have a high cultural competency–all skills that are woven into our curriculum and co-curriculum.

To find the best solutions to these challenges, we need the most diverse group of innovators ready to tackle these problems. As a society, it’s imperative that we work together to break down the barriers that prevent girls and women from pursing STEM careers.

Our future depends on it.

Best Regards,

Zvi Szafran
President, State University of New York at Canton