Lockheed Martin Hosts Event to Introduce Young Women to Engineering Careers
SYRACUSE, NY, November 11th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin will host its second annual Women-in-Engineering event to introduce young women to the engineering profession and the exciting career opportunities available to them. Nearly 50 tenth-grade girls will interact with engineers from several disciplines at Lockheed Martin as well as with their peers from participating high schools. The event, which is open to the media and constituents, will be held at the Lockheed Martin facility in Salina from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on November 15. Students will attend an engineering career fair where they will have the opportunity to try their hand at software engineering applications and tour the Maritime, Safety, Security and Surveillance laboratory. They also will participate in a team-oriented, engineering challenge project that will demonstrate the creative talents needed for the engineering profession.
"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."