Lockheed Martin has allocated $1 million for grants on science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs of the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Six additional schools will adopt a STEM curriculum for the school year 2015-2016 through the new investment under the government’s Project Lead The Way program, Lockheed said Wednesday.
“This partnership gives our talented workforce the opportunity to share the excitement of STEM directly with the students and provide another connection between the classroom and real-world application,” said Orlando Carvalho, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.
“This is another aspect of our commitment to our Fort Worth community, where Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies have had a presence for more than 70 years.”
Lockheed’s total investment in the PLTW programs across U.S. urban school districts amounts to $6 million.