Interested in Engineering at a Very Young Age
I first became interested in engineering at a very young age. I took apart (and ruined) my first electronic device, a TV remote control, when I was 4 years old. I was always very good at taking things apart, just not so good at putting them back together. As I grew older, I became interested in computers and robots. When I reached middle school I became involved with the lighting and sound aspects of stage productions. I wanted to learn more about how the systems worked and what made them tick. The equipment was expensive, so the directors didn’t want me to take it apart to find out. One director suggested engineering to me as a career and here I am today.
You might be surprised to know that Lockheed Martin is working to help prevent natural disasters like oil spills. Our Marlin robotic submarine is working with oil and gas companies to help keep a close eye on their offshore drilling platforms to prevent spills.
Adam Salamon is an engineer working in Lockheed Martin’s Offshore Systems and Sensors group based in West Palm Beach, Florida. Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University in 2006. Adam has been working for Lockheed Martin since 2006 and focuses his attention on robotics research and applications. Adam has been helping Lockheed Martin perform STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) outreach for 5 years.
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