Lockheed Martin Celebrates National Engineers Week,Engineers in the Classroom
Promotes STEM Education, Applauds Corporation’s Engineers
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 19, 2014 – This week, Lockheed Martin [NYSE:LMT] will celebrate National Engineers Week in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, and to applaud the Corporation’s 60,000 engineers, scientists and information technology professionals.
Throughout National Engineers Week, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and Missiles and Fire Control employees have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, including employee competitions, lunch and learns, simulator day at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and various Engineers in the Classroom program opportunities. The events are aimed at inspiring and motivating students, engaging volunteers and highlighting the contributions of the Corporation’s engineers.
“National Engineers Week allows Lockheed Martin to recognize our innovative employees and to inspire future generations of engineers,” said Dr. Jen Byrne, vice president of Technical Operations at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. “We’re committed to shaping the future for today’s students, helping them become tomorrow’s innovators.”
Travis Coomer, vice president of Technical Operations and Applied Research at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, added, “Extraordinary innovations that shaped society were made possible by engineers with a vision that lead to great developments. This week, we celebrate those tremendous individuals and future generations of engineers with a passion for engineering that will inspire the world.”
Earlier this week, Lockheed Martin announced the launch of an updated and expanded Engineers in the Classroom (EITC) toolkit created in partnership with National Geographic. These materials, which can be found on Lockheed Martin’s EITC website www.classroomengineers.org, will help engineers and scientists engage students in hands-on, creative activities with a goal of inspiring them to consider careers in STEM.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.