Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will host 20 middle school and high school teachers over the summer as part of the company’s support of the Bay Area-based Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education (IISME).
According to the firm, “the IISME organization works to foster a strong, highly skilled workforce in mathematics, science and technology. IISME’s primary initiative, the Summer Fellowship Program, places qualified teachers into local companies and research labs for an eight-week learning experience. During this period, each teacher, paired with industry mentors, augments their science and math skills by solving real-world problems. Upon returning to the classroom, application of the industry experience helps teachers stimulate student interest in math and science and, in turn, helps students to become lifelong learners.”
“Increasing student enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math education is a priority for Lockheed Martin, ” said Kevin Bilger, Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager, and member of the IISME Senior Advisory Council. “Our IISME teacher partnership continues to be a rewarding experience, allowing us to share aerospace applications with our teachers. This strengthens problem-solving skills that, when shared with students, will help them develop as our next-generation of scientists and engineers.”