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  • Northrop to Sponsor UAS University Competition; Andrew Tyler Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop to Sponsor UAS University Competition; Andrew Tyler Comments

    Northrop Grumman will sponsor a two-day flying event Wednesday as part of the final round of competition for unmanned aerial systems developed by university students in the U.K. The company said Tuesday contenders from 13 universities will take part in the 2015 Institution of Mechanical Engineers' UAS Universities challenge to be held at Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome and […] More

  • Lockheed-Warsaw University Team Develops Autonomous UAV Control Software - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed-Warsaw University Team Develops Autonomous UAV Control Software

    A group of students and researchers at a Polish university has built an autonomous control system for unmanned aerial vehicles through a Lockheed Martin-backed project. Lockheed said Friday that Warsaw University of Technology’s research team demonstrated the autonomous drone software under a partnership agreement between the company and the university. The alliance’s goal is to […] More

  • Northrop Concludes 12-Week Student Engineering Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop Concludes 12-Week Student Engineering Competition

    Northrop Grumman ended a 12-week engineering competition Friday by picking one team from six Los Angeles-area high schools that worked together to solve an engineering problem. A panel of judges for the 2014 Northrop Grumman High School Innovation Challenge picked Lennox Math, Science and Technology Academy for the competition, the company announced Monday. Hawthorne Math […] More

  • Raytheon Celebrates National Engineers Week with Student Focus; William Swanson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Celebrates National Engineers Week with Student Focus; William Swanson Comments

    Raytheon Co. is celebrating National Engineers Week with a line-up of programs geared towards helping students enjoy science, technology, engineering and math. The programs for the week support the company’s MathMovesU education program for students and faculty members across the country, Raytheon announced Monday. Some of the programs include live events and hands-on engineering activities […] More

  • Erik Robelen: Female, Minority Students Needed in STEM Fields - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Erik Robelen: Female, Minority Students Needed in STEM Fields

    Some experts in science, engineering, technology and mathematics education are advocating for industry and academic institutions to increase the interest of female and minority students in STEM fields. During a Google Hangout hosted by AdvancED, Julie Kantor, STEMconnector chief partnership officer, noted that 71 percent of jobs will require STEM skills, AdvancED announced Monday. Kantor […] More

  • Contractor-Backed STEM Programs Seek to Build Cyber Workforce - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Contractor-Backed STEM Programs Seek to Build Cyber Workforce

    Raytheon and several other contractors have been sponsoring competitions and scholarship programs to encourage students to pursue a career in cybersecurity, the Washington Post reported Monday. Vanessa Small writes Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative seeks to boost middle school students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and the company invests at least $2 million per […] More

  • Software AG Seeks Big Data, Cloud Tech Ideas Through Contest - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Software AG Seeks Big Data, Cloud Tech Ideas Through Contest

    Software AG has launched a contest for university students and faculty members around the world to create a project that incorporates big data, social, mobile and cloud computing technologies. This competition seeks participants who can illustrate Software AG’s technology for integrating business processes in a model form to be demonstrated at next year’s CeBIT trade […] More

  • SAIC to Co-Host Maryland Cyber Challenge; Lou Von Thaer Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SAIC to Co-Host Maryland Cyber Challenge; Lou Von Thaer Comments

    Science Applications International Corp., the University of Maryland-Baltimore County and the state’s Department of Business and Economic Development will co-host an annual competition that seeks to discover aspiring cybersecurity professionals. The third Maryland Cyber Challenge will take place at the Baltmore Convention Center in October to coincide with the Cyber Hall of Fame induction ceremony […] More

  • Northrop, University Partner for Rocket and Research Competition; Jeff Grant Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Northrop, University Partner for Rocket and Research Competition; Jeff Grant Comments

    Northrop Grumman helped a Melbourne, Fla.-based university host a competition for students to design and build original projects from robots to rockets and conduct research projects. A group from the company’s Space Park facility in Redondo Beach, Calif honored the winning teams and interacted with students and faculty at a May 2 luncheon, the company […] More

  • Alec Sun Wins Raytheon Natl Math Competition; William Swanson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Alec Sun Wins Raytheon Natl Math Competition; William Swanson Comments

    An eighth-grader from Lexington, Mass. has been crowned national champion at a Raytheon-sponsored national mathematics contest held in Washington Friday. Alec Sun from Jonas Clarke Middle School was among 224 middle school-aged participants at the MATHCOUNTS competition held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Raytheon said Friday. Sun won an $8,000 Donald Weinert College scholarship […] More

  • Raytheon Helps Start Student Veteran STEM Scholarship; Michael Dakduk Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Raytheon Helps Start Student Veteran STEM Scholarship; Michael Dakduk Comments

    Raytheon and the Student Veterans of America will award $30,000 in total scholarship grants to three student veterans currently enrolled in a science, technology, engineering and math degree program. Each veteran will receive $10,000 in scholarship grants and the company and SVA will select recipients who demonstrate leadership in their local communities, Raytheon said Friday. […] More

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