Lockheed Martin initiates new STEM program in Piraeus Naval Hospital for children

Lockheed Martin initiates new STEM program in Piraeus Naval Hospital for children

November 10, 2022

ATHENS, GREECE., November 10, 2022 –Lockheed Martin, the global aerospace and technology leader, has inaugurated a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, focused in robotics, in the Special Child Care Centre of the Piraeus Naval Hospital for children. Advancing STEM education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. As an industry leader, Lockheed Martin, with an employee population that includes 60,000 engineers, scientists and IT professionals, is committed to working with these groups to develop programs that educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians. 

The Special Child Care Centre of the Piraeus Naval Hospital provides assessment and intervention for children of the Armed Forces with learning disabilities and other special needs. The children will be focusing on various robotics-related programs, such as LEGO, Engineering, and algorithms, circulating comprehensive curriculum of hundreds of hours of hands-on STEM activities.

Lockheed Martin has made a 50,000 USD contribution to the Special Child Care Centre of the Piraeus Naval Hospital, aimed to fund a STEM program for kids with learning disabilities that will enhance the hospital’s occupational therapy program.

With the 50,000 USD contribution made by Lockheed Martin, the Centre was able to design and integrate a special classroom, acquire the necessary equipment, hardware, software, robotic kits and facilities, while training the necessary teachers and staff that will support STEM education for dozens of children in the ages of 5-15.

STEM Education company, partnered with Lockheed Martin, is a non-profit organisation, with 12 years of experience introducing STEM & educational robotics in South-East Europe designs and conducts coordinated educational activities which help children of all ages familiarize with the pioneering approach of STEM. STEM Education will provide the lessons this year and train the hospital personnel on how to deliver the sessions and enable the programme to be self-sustained after the first full year of operation.

Jonathan Hoyle, Lockheed Martin Vice President and Chief Executive Europe, mentioned during the ceremony: “At Lockheed Martin, we believe that industry has a special role to play in opening the doors of opportunity to children and in welcoming them into the world of scientific discovery, engineering, and innovation. Today is a great day for all of us at Lockheed Martin as we inaugurate this special STEM program and the very special location. We are proud of our partnerships with Greece on so many fronts. We are especially grateful to share the optimism and high ideals of so many Greek leaders from government, industry, and philanthropy who are working to make a difference in education”.


About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin Corporation is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 114,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services.

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