Education

Lockheed Martin, Discovery Education Launch Next Phase of STEM Initiative for Middle Schoolers

Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education have launched the next phase of an initiative that seeks to inform middle school students on deep space exploration through science, technology, engineering and math education. The Generation Beyond program is designed to provide an online curriculum with standards-based digital resources for teachers and families that will work …

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Northrop, Embry-Riddle Offer 1st Airworthiness Engineering Graduate Study Program

Northrop Grumman and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have collaborated to offer the first airworthiness engineering graduate study program scheduled to launch in January 2017. Graduates of the program will gain a Certificate of Study in Airworthiness Engineering, Northrop said Wednesday. The specialized technical curriculum is designed to answer the needs of the company’s government, …

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ULA-Ball Aerospace-Space Foundation Team Launches Student, Intern-Built Rockets & Payloads

United Launch Alliance, Ball Aerospace and the Space Foundation have sponsored the launch of two rockets built by ULA interns with payloads that Ball interns and Colorado K-12 students created. ULA — a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin — said Sunday the event included efforts to launch the 50-foot-tall Future Heavy and 10-foot-tall Genesis rockets to simulate real-life …

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Parsons a Sponsor of Cyber Leadership Program; Biff Lyons Comments

Parsons serves as a sponsor of the Business-Higher Education Forum’s Future Cuber Leaders Program, a seven-week program supported by the Office of Naval Research that is held every Wednesday afternoon through July 20. FCLP is designed to provide undergraduate interns opportunities for cyber academic enrichment, leadership development and networking, Parsons said Tuesday. The program …

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Leidos Receives 2016 Helios HR Apollo Award for Innovative Technology; Sarah Allen Comments

Leidos has received recognition during the 10th Annual Helios Apollo Awards for the company’s use of technology for its human resources training program. The company received an award in the innovative technology category for its Massive Open Online Courses designed to train and develop employees in a virtual setting through online learning modules and …

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Raytheon Picks 2 Female College Students to Receive Cybersecurity Scholarship Funds

Raytheon and the (ISC)2 nonprofit organization’s Center for Cyber Safety and Education have selected two female college students for educational grants of up to $10,000 each and paid cybersecurity internships at the company. Nicole Krantz, an incoming freshman at George Mason University this fall, and Catherine McLean, a third-year computer science student at Northeastern …

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NSA, DHS Name Multiple Universities as Centers of Excellence in Cyber Defense

Five universities were commended by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as national centers of academic excellence in cyber defense, HSToday reported Wednesday. The new centers of academic excellence in cyber defense are the University of Delaware, University of Cincinnati’s Information Technology School, University of Missouri in St. Louis, …

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OPM, Excelsior Sign Agreement to Back Federal Employees’ Higher Education Pursuits; Beth Cobert Comments

Excelsior College has inked an agreement with the Office of Personnel Management to assist more than 1 million federal employees along with respective spouses and domestic partners in their individual pursuits of higher education degrees. The collaboration will build on OPM’s efforts to gather new talent and support federal employees’ career development and address …

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Lockheed Enters Investment Partnership on STEM Curriculum for Denver Public Schools

Lockheed Martin has invested $800,000 in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to support the implementation of science, technology, engineering and math-based curriculum across public schools in Denver, Colorado. The company said Friday the investment will support Project Lead The Way’s STEM program at approximately 100 elementary, …

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Beth Cobert: OPM-Champlain College Online Education Program to Drive Gov’t Workforce Development

Vermont-based Champlain College and the Office of Personnel Management marked the first anniversary of their partnership’s truED campaign. OPM said Wednesday truED will continue to provide federal employees, spouses and eligible adult dependents online higher-education programs to close skills gaps in fields such as business management, executive leadership and cybersecurity. “Through this partnership we hope to inspire agency …

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CTC, University of Pittsburgh Forge Research Partnership; Ed Sheehan Comments

Concurrent Technologies Corp. and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown have formed a partnership to facilitate research opportunities for faculty and students. Civil, chemical, computer, electrical and mechanical engineering students at the university will have direct access to the academic-industry alliance, CTC said Monday. “Our engineers and scientists will collaborate with professors …

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Lockheed Launches Generation Beyond STEM Education Program

Lockheed Martin has unveiled a science, technology, engineering and math educational program for elementary, middle school and high school students across the U.S. which features an online curriculum and virtual reality tools. The company said Friday the Generation Beyond program was announced at the Lockheed-sponsored USA Science & Engineering Festival. “Our children — …

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