Impacting Education

Advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin. We know firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas. Our future success and our nation’s technological advantage depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent.

We believe strongly that advancing STEM education requires collaboration among industry, educators, policy makers and families. 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 and Vocational Scholarships

For students of all ages pursuing a postsecondary credential in STEM, receiving a financial boost towards tuition can be a dream come true. We are proud to play a part in the ambitions of bright students, many of whom come from underrepresented communities, by contributing towards hundreds of scholarships. 
Visit the STEM Scholarship page at: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/scholarship and the Vocational Scholarship page at: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/vocational to learn more.

STEM Education Outreach Activities

Lockheed Martin provides funding and volunteer support to organizations that support STEM career readiness and access for students from high school through the postsecondary years. 

Select partners focused on high school students:

  • Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold, including programming to strengthen their interest and confidence in pursuing STEM education and careers.
  • Project Lead The Way empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges in engineering, computer science, and cybersecurity.
  • Million Girls Moonshot seeks to inspire and prepare the next generation of innovators by engaging one million more girls in STEM learning opportunities through afterschool and summer programs.
  • FIRST designs accessible and innovative robotics programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in STEM, while building knowledge and life skills. 
Select partners focused on postsecondary and adult learners:
  • CodePath provides college students with no-cost computer coding courses, mentorship, and career support to prepare them for careers in tech.
  • Hacking for Defense is a university course that teaches students to work with the Defense and Intelligence Communities to rapidly address the nation’s emerging threats and security challenges.
  • NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities. 

 


Talk Techy

Did you know we use geometry to land a fighter jet, chemistry to create clean energy sources and biology to keep pilots safe in flight?

Watch our new “Talk Techy” video series to see how Lockheed Martin engineers apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) concepts every day in surprising ways.

In each episode, experts will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we use high school subjects to develop our most innovative technologies, like the Orion heat shield and next-generation sensor system.

At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the success of our nation’s technological future depends on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable talent.

Learn more about how Lockheed Martin seeks to educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians. 

Introducing the newest season of Talk Techy where we chat about the STEM principles we use every day on the job. 

Not sure which STEM career is right for you? Use our career predictor to find out!