What is your role at Lockheed Martin?
Manufacturing Principal at Space Systems
What tips or advice would you offer students considering a career in engineering?
Don’t lock yourself into a single engineering field. Stay open to the wide array of possibilities.
The theme for National Engineers Week is “Let’s Make a Difference”. Tell us about how you make a difference to inspire young people to consider a career in engineering? How can your peers get involved?
I host an annual Space Day at a local elementary school. Since 1997, Lockheed Martin has sponsored Space Day on the first Friday each May. The goal of Space Day is to inspire students to study science, technology, engineering and math so they can continue the stellar work of today’s space explorers. The day starts with an all-school assembly on a timely Space topic. After the assembly, nearly 900 students participate in hands-on activities. Essentially this event is a Young Minds at Work Roadshow with activities designed for fun and education. More than 30 Lockheed Martin co-workers join me to lead the activities and get the kids excited about learning. Students, teachers, parents and school administrators are very appreciative of Lockheed Martin’s efforts to make Space Day special for the school.
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