Lockheed Martin initiated new STEM program for the children of Hellenic Army General Staff
This STEM program is the second initiative of Lockheed Martin in Greece, following program in the Special Child Care Centre of the Piraeus Naval Hospital for children
ATHENS, GREECE., May 30, 2023 – Lockheed Martin, the global aerospace and technology leader, has inaugurated a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program, for the children of Hellenic Army General Staff. This program forms part of Lockheed Martin’s global investment in STEM education and scholarships as part of its overall commitment to encourage the next generation scientists and engineers The program circulated two-Day Educational STEM Activities for the children of Hellenic Army families, aged 6-12. The STEM activities were planned and executed by the nonprofit organization "STEM Education". This STEM initiative joins the latest program initiated by Lockheed Martin in November 2022, focused in robotics, in the Special Child Care Centre of the Piraeus Naval Hospital for children
The 6-8 years old built remote controlled hovercrafts. During construction they had to do experiment with issues of friction, navigation on the ground, aerodynamic composition of forces and direction, with issues of electricity, and electromagnetic waves. They also learned how to reduce the force of friction, increase speed and how they can be in control (turn left right etc.).
Activities were held in which the children used their constructions with the aim of winning the competition but essentially to confirm the knowledge they have acquired. The 9-12 years old group built remote-controlled airships. Essentially airships (helium balloons) reminiscent of the old hydrogen tank airships and have science competitions on various STEM sectors.
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.
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.
Costas Papadopoulos, Lockheed Martin Greece business development Vice president: “We are proud of our STEM initiatives in Greece, focused on children at a young age. As a leading company, our top-of-its-kind platforms are being designed and manufactured by highly skilled and professional teams. These initiatives are a part of the concept we are leading focusing on introducing children to the world of science and technology at an early age, as part of their natural educational environment inside the education system”.
Lt. Gen Angelos Choudeloudis, Chief of the Hellenic Army, warmly thanked Lockheed Martin for the opportunity offered to the children of the Hellenic Army to get acquainted with new technologies and the future.
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