Whirlpool Foundation Offers $15,000 Community Challenge Grant
Three FIRST Robotics teams from the Tri Cities area will compete in the FIRST Robotics World Finals this week, April 26 - 29 in St. Louis, Missouri after competing against 160 other Michigan teams in the State Championships in Grand Rapids recently.
In late 2015, we reassessed our priority sustainability issues based on Lockheed Martin’s evolving business portfolio and highly dynamic environment. Beginning in 2016, we focus on five core sustainability issues made up of 23 factors. Our sustainability factors have two tiers of priorities: Tier 1 performance factors where we seek to accelerate progress by setting targets for 2017 and 2020; and Tier 2 factors that we will advance through continued management and disclosure, without setting new SMP goals.
As space exploration efforts around the world focus more and more on mounting a manned mission to Mars, Xploration Station’s latest #StudentAstronaut contest offers America’s top STEM students the chance to join the action.
The substantial deficiency of qualified science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and manufacturing workers in the U.S. has created a worrisome gap which will result in serious workforce and pipeline issues for companies in the technology, manufacturing and engineering spaces and beyond. STEM education remains a hot-button issue as the U.S.
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, known collectively as STEM, are essential for inventions that we bring to life. It’s easy to imagine that technology will always get better, faster and cheaper – but without disruptors, scientists and engineers, our culture of creative innovation would not exist. We must lead the next generation of great thinkers and inventors by showing them the possibilities that lay before them in areas such as robotics, connected cars, IoT and 5G. Our STEM education efforts are helping to do just that and more.
Thirty seniors will receive a $40,000 scholarship each in their pursuit of a STEM degree.
When Promise Agbo, 17, was 6 years old, her father would often take her outside to look at the stars in the sky.
Ten years later, she accepted an internship at NASA where she was able to work on the Mars Mission. Her idea: a hybrid spacecraft that once deployed would break off into a satellite and land rover. Her idea was so good it was presented to the NASA administration.
“I like to explore something that we never knew about,” said Agbo, who hopes to one day work at NASA as a space flight engineer. “Ideas can come to fruition. If you dream a good idea, it can come true.”
The FIRST Michigan robotics state championship took place at Saginaw Valley State University on Saturday, April 15, and Consumers Energy sponsored its efforts.
The competition brings together students interested in STEM-based careers–those with interests in science, technology, engineering and math. A total of 160 teams will be competing in Saginaw for the opportunity to advance to the world competition, set to be held in St. Louis, Missouri later this month.