Lockheed Martin to Serve as Host Sponsor of
USA Science & Engineering Festival
In a generation where pop stars trump Nobel laureates, who will help inspire and cultivate the next generation of young innovators?
Lockheed Martin, as Host Sponsor of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, is proud to lead the impressive list of sponsors from corporations, government, education and professional associations in this challenge.
As Host Sponsor, Lockheed Martin
- an industry leader with a long history of excellence in science and engineering, including a commitment to educational outreach in these fields - will serve as the official host of the Festival's Expo scheduled for October 23 and 24, 2010, on the National Mall and surrounding areas in the nation's capital.
"As a nation, we must recognize the importance of science, technology, engineering and math education for our national security and economic strength," says Dr. Ray O Johnson, Lockheed Martin's Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.
"Success in this effort will depend on cooperation and collaboration of industry, educators, policy makers and families. Lockheed Martin is committed to working with our nation's government and education leaders to develop national-level programs that will bring back the excitement of science and technology to our youth."
In addition to serving as the Festival host, Lockheed Martin is bringing more than two dozen interactive exhibits to the Expo to excite and inform students and the public about the latest in science and engineering. And in the weeks leading up to the Expo, four Lockheed Martin speakers will visit students in Washington D.C. area schools as part of the Festival's "Nifty Fifty" program.
These Lockheed Martin speakers are:
Jim Kohlhaas, Vice President for Energy Initiatives. His knack for science led him to become the first in his family to attend college. He and his wife, both Penn State alumni, have begun a scholarship for other first-generation students at Penn State who major in science and engineering.
Mary Snitch, Director of NASA Programs for Lockheed Martin. She spreads her enthusiasm for science through the Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, an organization of all-women volunteers that provides funding for outstanding U.S. young scholars who are pursuing degrees in science, medicine and engineering.
Richard Boyd, Chief Architect with Virtual World Labs. A pioneer in 3-D virtual world technology, he now uses this technology to train pilots to fly.
David Smith, Chief Innovation Officer. He sees virtual world computer technology as a great way to foster communication, collaboration and training in education. He launched one of the first interactive 3-D computer games, and is a noted pioneer in virtual world computer technology.
We are grateful for the leading role Lockheed Martin is playing in the country's first national Science & Engineering Festival. Lockheed Martin's long commitment to technological excellence will be a key asset as we look to motivate the next generation of scientists and engineers.
We guarantee you will be blown away by the fun Lockheed exhibits
at the Expo! Stand by for details...