"At Lockheed Martin, we don't want to just be a force for good. We want to be a force for great. And we are doing that by engaging our nation's future innovators, creators and great thinkers through scalable STEM education platforms," said Leo Mackay, senior vice president of Internal Audit, Ethics and Sustainability for Lockheed Martin. "We're engineering a better tomorrow through our incredible partnership with Imagine Science and reaching students underrepresented in STEM fields. We are working to give bright, inquisitive minds the keys to drive the future economic and scientific engines of our nation."
In 2015, Imagine Science engaged over 4,000 students, with 77% of those children coming from low income backgrounds.
"Through 4-H's work with our coalition partners, Imagine Science is making an impact by bringing STEM to life through informal, fun and hands-on learning opportunities," said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO of National 4-H Council. "With Lockheed Martin's support, Imagine Science has the opportunity to change the lives of young people as well as grow our economy. Our goal is to give every child the opportunity to succeed through the power of STEM education."
For more information on Lockheed Martin's STEM education initiatives, visit: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/who-we-are/community/education.html.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 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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