Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics Division Partnered with Students on Top-Secret Project
BETHESDA, Md., April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students this month in California and Texas with a top-secret STEM mission: to create a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.
Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand at Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California and Western Hills High School in Fort Worth, Texas to help students complete the challenge.
“There was a time in which I was just like these students. Here I am today, working in a profession I enjoy. I want students to follow their dreams and I hope that path leads them to a STEM career,” said Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer Troy Lambert.
The project, called Designed for Service, is part of a larger program called Generation Beyond.
Lockheed Martin launched Generation Beyond in 2016 in partnership with Discovery Education, with the hope of inspiring high school students to become the next generation of scientists and engineers by demonstrating how exciting a STEM career can be.
This spring, Generation Beyond launches in five cities nationwide.
Many of Lockheed Martin’s past, present and future aviation programs are born from the innovative thinking at Skunk Works® in Palmdale, Ca.
Our site in Texas delivers breakthrough capabilities and landmark aircraft that continually redefine flight, including the Fort Worth-built F-35 Lightning II.
Palmdale and Western Hills High Schools both offer Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum, which was a selection criteria for the Designed for Service project.