4-H is a community of six million young people across America that are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. The company’s corporate and foundation partners assist 4-H to create advanced, relevant programs for young people to learn real-world skills that will prepare them for the problems of today and tomorrow. The company’s partners know that 4-H is proven-it's in the research.
Recently, the National 4-H Council announced that Lockheed Martin will continue its support of 4--H Science programs with a three-year, $1.5 million gift. The company’s support includes the 4-H Robotics program, as it will add new 4-H Robotics clubs throughout the country. This will also help with the professional and volunteer development and training around 4-H Robotics.
4-H has come up with a detailed robotics program in 2009 to encourage young people and create an early interest in robotics engineering and technology. National 4-H Council developed and launched the first ever, comprehensive robotics curriculum for youth ages 9 to 18, titled 4-H Robotics: Engineering for Today and Tomorrow, in 2010 and 2011, with the support from Lockheed Martin, the company stated in a press release.
“Lockheed Martin is proud to continue its support of 4-H Science programs," said Emily Simone, Lockheed Martin director of Global Community Outreach. "STEM education is a national imperative, and programs like 4-H Robotics enable students to learn through fun, interactive and engaging projects. But, the students aren't the only ones who benefit--our engineers also enjoy sharing their profession and expertise with youths in their communities.”
Recently, the company secured $85.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. According to the agreement, Lockheed Martin will offer information technology services to U.S. Air Force in Washington region. According to Defense Department, Lockheed Martin’s combined systems unit will carry out both classified and unclassified IT services for about 18,000 users which are less than 300 miles from the Pentagon.
Edited by Brooke Neuman