computer chip maker micron technology will open an interactive pavilion in 2023 New York State Fair next week, but it won’t last long.

The educational space will be open as a one-day event on August 23, from 10 am to 6 pm, on the opening day of the fair. The Micron Pavilion will be in the NYS Fair Exposition Center, beyond the Dinosaur Campaign.

The state fair and Micron officials said today that the purpose of the expo is to serve as a “point of contact” with the community for the area’s newest employer.

Micron employees from across the country will be in the pavilion to meet Central New Yorkers and answer questions about the company’s plans $100 billion investment in semiconductor manufacturing complex in the northern suburbs of Syracuse.

Micron reached an agreement with state and local officials in October to build four separate plants over 20 years in the city of Clay, which will employ 9,000 people and create 40,000 supply chain jobs.

Micron employees at the fair will provide information on the company’s products, career paths and the company’s diversity, equality and inclusion efforts.

The first 3,000 children to visit the Micron Pavilion will receive free STEM activity kits. Kit includes components and instructions for kids to build their own LED light circuit.

Visitors will also be able to wear a Micron cleanroom suit and have their picture taken with Micron’s robotic dog.

Micron makes a splash at the fair In its first year as a local employer. The Boise, Idaho-based company is spending up to $75,000 as an appropriate sponsor. The payment entitles the company to erect a banner outside the Center of Progress building and a 625-square-foot banner in the Expo Center, the fair’s largest building.


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