TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 14, 2017 — Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has awarded participants from schools in California and New Jersey as the winners in a video challenge to design part of a spacecraft that would bring astronauts to Mars, GovCon Executive reported June 7.
The company said June 6 the challenge is part of its Generation Beyond program that seeks to build interest in science, technology, engineering and math among students and guide them to future STEM careers.
“Humanity’s next giant leaps in space deeply depend on students at the K-12 level pursuing careers in science and engineering,” said Rick Ambrose, executive vice president of Lockheed’s space systems business and an inductee into Executive Mosaic’s Wash100 for 2017.
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