Lockheed Martin has been a long time friend of FIRST teams in Florida, and nationwide, and we’re delighted and very grateful to have them as an event partner this year. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)’s Training and Logistics Solutions line of business, based in Orlando, is a leading industry provider of training and logistics support. The business develops programs that teach service men and women skills to accomplish their most challenging missions – from flying the world’s most advanced aircraft to navigating a convoy through an urban environment. With logistics, the business provides supply chain and asset management, complete life cycle solutions, as well as test and support equipment. Here’s why they’re supporting ROBOTICON Tampa Bay!
ROBOTICON: Why is your organization supporting or helping with ROBOTICON?
LM: We strive to be a valued partner to our neighbors and our local communities. Advancing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. ROBOTICON aligns with this focus and inspires students to pursue careers in robotics and engineering.
ROBOTICON: Why do you think ROBOTICON is important, now and in the long term?
LM: We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in STEM areas. Our future success – and our nation’s technological advantage – depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. Events like ROBOTICON help inspire students today and continue to build our talent pipeline.
ROBOTICON: Why do you believe FIRST K-12 project based STEM learning is important or how do you believe it can impact our future workforce or economic outlook?
LM: We believe strongly that advancing STEM education requires collaboration among industry, educators, policy makers and families. As an industry leader, Lockheed Martin, with an employee population that includes 49,000 engineers, scientists and IT professionals, is committed to working with these groups to develop programs that educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians. An engineering career path will allow students to experience the satisfaction of problem solving and allow them to work with cool technology.
Our people know their work is making a difference on an astronomical scale. We may not know what’s going to change the world next, but chances are we’re already working on it, and you can too. It’s this culture of innovation – this passion for doing whatever it takes to bring about a better world – that makes working at Lockheed Martin such a rewarding experience.
Meet some of the awesome folks from Lockheed Martin at ROBOTICON Tampa Bay October 7 & 8 at the Sun Dome Arena!
Join us and Be Inspired!