Lockheed Martin Donates $100,000 to Augusta-Based National Science Center
AUGUSTA, GA., 05/03/2004 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today presented a $100,000 donation to the National Science Center (NSC), a non-profit educational outreach organization based in Augusta. The donation will help to further the NSC's mission of improving technical literacy and encouraging interest in math and science careers.
The NSC is a unique partnership between a non-profit organization (National Science Center, Inc.) and the U.S. Army. The headquarters of the NSC is Fort Discovery, located on the Riverwalk by the Savannah River in Augusta. Fort Discovery is a family-oriented math and science center as well as the home-base for an array of national educational outreach programs.
According to Joe F. Edwards, Chairman and CEO of the National Science Center, At NSC, we seek partners in our efforts, not just financial donors. The opportunity to work with Lockheed Martin - one of the leading engineering and design companies in the world - is extremely important. By combining our efforts, we help fulfill the National Science Center's Congressional Charter - to be a catalyst for improved education in science, math and technology.
The National Science Center is an outstanding organization that is helping students here in Augusta and across the U.S., said Dave Kelley, Lockheed Martin's vice president of the Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) program. We have a long, proud tradition of supporting math and science education, and we're very pleased to extend that support to the Center. This is one way we can help invest in a worthy local organization and also encourage young people to pursue careers in science and engineering.
Kelley and other Lockheed Martin officials presented the donation to the NSC this morning in Augusta.