The New York Genome Center (NYGC) had the privilege of hosting ENGIE, a Net Zero Carbon Energy Company based in France, for a site visit and tour of our mechanical facilities and research labs. The tour was organized in collaboration with Donnelly Mechanical through whom NYGC contracts our engineering team.

The visit is part of a program at ENGIE with the goal of developing gender equality in the field of technical engineering. Since September 2021, ENGIE has sponsored a group of 15 female students on their journey to obtain an undergraduate diploma in engineering. After the two-year program, the hope is for the women to eventually become assistant technical engineers and later study for a Master’s in Engineering.

Michael Pesce, NYGC’s Chief Engineer, led the group of students on a tour through the Center’s mechanical facilities, and discussed the purpose and importance of a functioning system.

The tour continued with Patricia Klecanda, Senior Director of Facilities and Office Management at NYGC, accompanying Michael and leading the group on a tour of the Center’s laboratories located on the 5th floor of the facility.

ENGIE’s group of students are currently staying in Tarrytown, NY, where they are taking English lessons, among other activities. They will return to France at the end of August.

Thank you for the great visit, ENGIE, and best wishes to the students for their future endeavors!

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