Students Explore Science and Space Applications
April 28, 2011 Press Release:
"Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Company campuses across the nation today opened their doors to over 3,200 children aged six to 18 years to introduce them to the wonders of science, physics and mathematics in the space industry through its annual event “Young Minds at Work” day. The event inspires children to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics education by demonstrating applications in our everyday life.
“Inspiring our youth to explore the world around them is not just important to our company but to the global economy,” said Joanne Maguire, executive vice president for Space Systems Company. “Children exploring science, technology, engineering and math today will be our leaders of tomorrow, innovating for a better and healthier planet. Young Minds at Work is one way Lockheed Martin invests in our children by tapping their natural curiosities and problem solving skills.”
Some of the activities they participated in were:
Practicing docking a spacecraft
Flying an airplane in a simulator
Launching water bottle rockets
Wish there was a program like this when I was in school!!
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