Lockheed Martin Holds Event to Interest Young Women in Engineering Careers
SYRACUSE, NY, 08-OCT-01 -- Lockheed Martin in Syracuse will host its first-ever Women-in-Engineering event, where it will seek to interest young women in the engineering profession and the career paths it opens. The event will be held at the Lockheed Martin facility in Salina from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on October 12. Nearly 50 tenth-grade women from area high schools along with their teachers will participate in the event, which organizers hope will be an exciting, hands-on exploration of applications of science, engineering and technology.
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with engineers from several disciplines at Lockheed Martin as well as with their peers from participating high schools.
We chose to focus this event on young women because they represent a fundamentally untapped resource for the engineering profession, explained Kevin McSweeney, vice president, technical operations for Lockheed Martin and executive sponsor of the event.
At the end of this school year, these tenth graders will make significant decisions regarding their junior and senior math and science curriculums, said Pam Daum, electrical engineer and event organizer. We hope this program will encourage them to continue earning credit in these classes in preparation for an engineering curriculum in college.
A leader in ground-based and airborne radar, surface vessel and submarine electronic warfare, anti-submarine warfare systems and sensors, minehunting systems and vessel traffic management, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Syracuse serves customers including all branches of the U.S. armed forces, the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Transportation and State, and defense and transportation departments of countries on six continents. NE&SS-Syracuse employs approximately 2,200 people at its Syracuse, N.Y., headquarters and is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.