LOCAL STUDENTS LEARN ROCKET SCIENCE AT LOCKHEED MARTIN DURING NATIONAL ENGINEERS WEEK
MOORESTOWN, NJ, 02-MAR-05 -- Lockheed Martin opened its doors this week to share the innovative world of engineering with local students from Florence, Harrington, Burlington City and Delran Middle Schools. More than 80 students experimented with rocket science at Lockheed Martin in Moorestown as part of the company’s commemoration of National Engineers Week.
During the visits, students experienced engineering tactics and techniques first-hand with a Lego Design Workshop by building an energy tower and constructing and operating a catapult. Lockheed Martin engineers also gave interactive presentations on various engineering disciplines and described the roadmap to becoming an engineer.
We want the world of engineering to come alive for young students, said Carl Bannar, executive vice president for Maritime Systems & Sensors. The students conducted experiments with our engineers and scientists that help demonstrate the important role engineering plays both in everyday problem-solving and in the future of technology.
Lockheed Martin in Moorestown is in the process of hiring 100 engineers this year.
Founded in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineers, National Engineers Week is dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of engineers and to encouraging pre-college interest in science, technology and engineering. National Engineers Week is celebrated annually by thousands of engineers, engineering students, teachers and leaders in government and business. National Engineers Week 2005, which runs from February 20-26, is co-chaired by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and BP p.l.c.