Lockheed Martin Names Computer And Information Science Lab, Scholarships At Penn
University of Pennsylvania, PA, 10-APR-00 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation presented the University of Pennsylvania with a $116,000 grant to build an advanced computer laboratory and provide scholarships for minority students in computer science. Eduardo D. Glandt, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, called the gift a vote of confidence in Penn and a wonderful investment in computer and information science. We are delighted to have Lockheed Martin as a corporate partner, he said.
The laboratory will be a part of the new Melvin and Claire Levine Hall for Computer Science. When it opens in the fall of 2001, the $15 million, five-story facility will consolidate teaching and research in computer science among Penn's many schools and academic centers. The Lockheed Martin Laboratory will conduct research in virtual environments, human simulation and modeling, natural language programming, new informational systems, and the fusion of computation and telecommunications.
The Lockheed Martin gift will also be used to support two $2,000 scholarships a year for four years for minority students majoring in computer and information science. The scholarships would begin in the students' sophomore or junior years and would supplement the School's programs for minorities.
We're pleased to be a partner with the University of Pennsylvania in the pursuit of academic excellence in computing sciences, said James Sanchack, Vice President Intelligence Systems, Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems, Valley Forge, Pa. The new facilities and scholarships will provide a fertile and challenging academic environment where students can realize their academic goals and then go on to be innovators in the work force.
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has a long academic and recruiting relationship with Lockheed Martin. The company is an important sponsor of the School's Center for Human Modeling and Simulation. About 300 Penn alumni and 50 Penn parents work for Lockheed Martin at facilities throughout the Delaware Valley.
Lockheed Martin employs about 10,000 residents of the Delaware Valley. In New Jersey, components include Advanced Technology Laboratories in Camden, Engineering Process Improvement Center in Camden, Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Moorestown in Moorestown, and Technology Services in Cherry Hill. In Pennsylvania, components include Integrated Business Solutions in King of Prussia, Management & Data Systems in Valley Forge, Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Archbald in Archbald, and Space Systems Company in Newtown. Employees of the Enterprise Information Systems component are co-located at various Lockheed Martin businesses throughout the region.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin Corporation