Harris Backs STEM Programs to Foster Space Innovation; William Brown Quoted

William Brown

Harris has pledged to support science, technology, engineering and math education through grant funds in a move to inspire future space innovators.

The company said Thursday that, for the third consecutive year, it will back the Space Foundation’s Space in the Community program that seeks to inform students, teachers, parents and community members about space and STEM.

Harris will also support the Air Force Association’s StellarXplorers National High School Space Challenge, designed to encourage students to remotely solve a problem with the use of space systems engineering methods.

Winners of the four Space Challenge rounds have an opportunity to compete at the national finals held annually at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“STEM education is vital to the future of our space program and our nation’s technology leadership,” said William Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris.

“These grants enable students in Colorado, Florida and around the country to become future scientists who will challenge technical boundaries and expand our universe in ways we never thought possible.”

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