Lockheed Martin Hosts Nearly 200 Alabama Students During Young Minds At Work Day
HUNTSVILLE and COURTLAND, Ala., 27-APR-06 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today opened its doors in Huntsville and Courtland, Ala., to students, aged six to 18 years, for the company’s annual Young Minds at Work Day. Approximately 150 students in Huntsville and approximately 30 students in Courtland participated.
Each student was sponsored by a Lockheed Martin employee, contractor or customer. Each student “shadowed” his or her sponsor during part of the day and participated in hands-on activities and tours of the company.
In Huntsville, students explored the magic of optics, designed and launched their own personal rockets and participated in a systems engineering project involving catapults. “After this experience in the high-technology work world, these students will return to their classrooms with added excitement about science and technology,” said Bob Drolet, director, Lockheed Martin Huntsville Operations.
In Courtland, students built and launched a model rocket, built and operated a robot and attended a theory of flight and model airplane demonstration. “The students who spent the day here now have a better idea of what it means to be a scientist or an engineer and of what they can accomplish,” said Bruce Thompson, director, Lockheed Martin Courtland Operations.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company annually hosts Young Minds at Work Day at company facilities across the country to motivate young people to pursue science and technology careers.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company employs nearly 600 people in Alabama. The company’s Huntsville Operations performs program management and engineering for key missile defense contracts and is the home of the corporation’s Battle Management Center of Excellence. The company’s Courtland Operations provides ordnance assembly and test services.