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  • NASA Taps 5 Institutions to Promote STEM Education at Minority-Serving Colleges - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    NASA Taps 5 Institutions to Promote STEM Education at Minority-Serving Colleges

    NASA has chosen four community colleges to increase the number of classes offering science, technology, engineering and math courses at institutions serving minority students. The Baltimore City Community College, Napa Valley College, Queensborough Community College and Santa Monica College will each receive up to $250,000 in annual funds over three years under the Minority University Research […] More

  • Orbital ATK Awards $135K Undergraduate Scholarships to 70 Students; David Thompson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orbital ATK Awards $135K Undergraduate Scholarships to 70 Students; David Thompson Comments

    Orbital ATK has awarded a combined $135,000 in scholarships to help the children of the aerospace company's employees pursue their post-secondary education for this coming academic year. The company said Wednesday Scholarship Management Services selected 70 scholarship recipients based on their test scores, grade average, class ranking, work experience, career objectives and involvement in community and school […] More

  • US News-Raytheon Report Evaluates HS STEM Scores, Interest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    US News-Raytheon Report Evaluates HS STEM Scores, Interest

    A new report from Raytheon and U.S. News & World Report says high school girls had lower scores than their male counterparts in science, technology, engineering and mathematics test scores and interest to pursue STEM courses. The 2015 U.S. News/Raytheon STEM Index projects that gender gap to continue at the college and graduate levels, U.S. News said Monday. According to […] More

  • Raytheon Gives Engineering Grant to Calvert Schools; Christine Cunningham Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Gives Engineering Grant to Calvert Schools; Christine Cunningham Comments

    Raytheon has chosen 25 elementary school teachers in Maryland’s Calvert County Public Schools district to receive a $37,000 grant in an effort to promote engineering concepts and activities to students. The award is part of Raytheon’s $2 million scholarship program with Boston's Museum of Science that aims to advance science, technology, engineering and math education in schools through the Engineering is […] More

  • Stephanie Hill: Further Exposure to STEM Education Needed Among Youth - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Stephanie Hill: Further Exposure to STEM Education Needed Among Youth

    Stephanie Hill, vice president and general manager of the information systems and global solutions-civil business at Lockheed Martin, has said industry should help motivate young people to have an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, Kingsport Times-News reported Monday. Hill told attendees of the Tennessee Valley Corridor Summit that at least 8 million STEM-related jobs would […] More

  • Lockheed's Stephanie Hill Promotes STEM Among Youth - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed's Stephanie Hill Promotes STEM Among Youth

    Lockheed Martin executive Stephanie Hill, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for 2015, has said one of her goals is to raise awareness of the benefits of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education among young people, The Daily Record reported Monday. Hill, vice president and general manager of Lockheed’s information systems and global […] More

  • Noblis Chooses Reston, Virginia for New HQ Site in 2016 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Noblis Chooses Reston, Virginia for New HQ Site in 2016

    Nonprofit science and technology organization Noblis has selected Reston, Va. as the location of its next headquarters site and plans to complete the move by Fall 2016. The Falls Church, Va.-based organization said Thursday it has signed a full-building lease to occupy 160,000 square feet of space at a building on Edmund Hally Drive that is […] More

  • Ray O. Johnson: Lockheed to Back Aerospace R&D Projects at Korean Universities - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ray O. Johnson: Lockheed to Back Aerospace R&D Projects at Korean Universities

    Lockheed Martin will establish an investment fund in Korea to help local universities research and develop aviation and spaceflight technologies, Korea Times reported Thursday. Park Ji-won writes that Lockheed has launched an open science and technology competition and is accepting R&D proposals in nanotechnology and renewable energy generation for aerospace applications. “Through direct investment and […] More

  • Harris Celebrates National Engineers Week; William Brown Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Harris Celebrates National Engineers Week; William Brown Comments

    Harris Corp. is celebrating National Engineers Week with various programs for its 6,000 engineers and scientists. From Feb. 17 to Feb. 20, Harris will conduct technology demonstrations, seminars and contests for its engineers, the company announced Monday. Harris has invited Guy A. Boy, Florida Institute of Technology professor and Human-Centered Design Institute director, and Gregory […] More

  • Linda Hudson: Defense Industry Needs More Citizens in STEM Fields - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Linda Hudson: Defense Industry Needs More Citizens in STEM Fields

    Outgoing BAE Systems Inc. President and CEO Linda Hudson spoke to technology leaders Thursday about the changes she believes would address concerns on how to develop U.S. student and professional talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, FedScoop reported Thursday. Dan Verton writes Hudson appeared at an Northern Virginia Technology Council event to discuss U.S. […] More

  • Ingalls Shipbuilding Awards $108K for Gulf Coast School STEM Projects - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ingalls Shipbuilding Awards $108K for Gulf Coast School STEM Projects

    Ingalls Shipbuilding has awarded $108,000 in total grants to 25 different science, technology, engineering and math projects from schools in three Gulf Coast states. This is the sixth year of Ingalls’ STEM program and more than $500,000 has been awarded since its launch, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced Friday. “Developing the workforce across the Gulf Coast is […] More

  • Turner Construction Near Finish Line for Tennessee College's Science Building - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Turner Construction Near Finish Line for Tennessee College’s Science Building

    Turner Construction aims to be finished with construction work on a new science building for the Middle Tennessee State University by the end of MTSU’s spring semester, according to a Tuesday report from the university’s  MTSU Sidelines newspaper.  Taylor Davis writes that the new 250,000-square-foot, three-story building will require finishing touches this summer and house biology and […] More

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