Lockheed Martin Supports University of Virginia Engineering and Applied Science Programs with $50,000 Grant
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, 02/22/2001 -- Lockheed Martin Corporation has given the University of Virginia $50,000 to help enhance the institution's School of Engineering and Applied Science. The funds will be used to establish interdisciplinary design projects across engineering disciplines; sponsor seven scholarships for disadvantaged and underrepresented students; sponsor academic awards in degree programs of special interest to Lockheed Martin; and fund a graduate fellowship, in either computer science, system engineering or electrical engineering.
UVA is an institution that is helping its students develop critical skills in fields of study that are critical for the continued success of Lockheed Martin. We're pleased that we are able to support UVA degree programs that are of priority to Lockheed Martin, said Mike Barbee, vice president, Lockheed Martin Management and Data Systems, who serves as the corporation's university executive to the school.
Lockheed Martin has supported the school and its students in many different ways, including sponsoring projects, events and it has made other donations in support of scholarships and fellowships. Lockheed Martin was the number one recruiter at UVA's Engineering School in 1999 and has been in the top four each year since 1996.
Lockheed Martin has been a multifaceted corporate partner, generous benefactor, and top recruiter of UVA for many years. We greatly appreciate the corporation's continued support of our programs and students, said Richard Miksad, dean of UVA's School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Management & Data Systems, headquartered in King of Prussia, Pa., has been a leader in systems integration, systems engineering, software development and program management in support of vital national systems for more than 30 years. M&DS is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation with approximately 7,500 employees at facilities in Pennsylvania, Arizona, California, Colorado and the Washington, DC metropolitan area.