The Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal was recently awarded Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, a major business area of the Lockheed Martin Corporation, a 2011 Community Impact Award for its commitment to improving math and science education during a Nov. 3 Corporate Philanthropy Awards ceremony in Santa Clara.
The company was recognized for its long-standing support in the Bay-Area based Initiative for Science and Math Education, including the IISME initiative, a summer Fellowship Program that places teachers in local companies to augment their skills in solving real-world challenges and inspire students upon their return to the classroom. Lockheed Martin has sponsored a total of 334 teacher fellowships over the past 27 years.
“Like most companies in the Silicon Valley, Lockheed Martin relies on a talented team of scientists and engineers with innovative skills to deliver our products,” said Kevin Bilger, a Lockheed Martin vice president and general manager who serves on IISME’s senior advisory council. “Our industry partnership with IISME is a long-term investment to inspire and educate our nation’s next generation of engineers and technologists. We’re honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the Business Journal.”