Mines, Lockheed Martin, team up for DiscoverE Engineering Week

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 18, 2014 – On Feb. 20, area high school students will explore science, engineering, technology and mathematics at a Colorado School of Mines event sponsored by Lockheed Martin in celebration of DiscoverE Engineering Week (National Engineering Week.)

Students from the Denver School of Science and Technology, Lakewood High School and Warren Technical School, will tour and participate in engineering activities in several Mines centers including the Geology Museum, the Center for Space Resources, the Advanced Water Technology Center, the Renewable Energy Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and the Colorado Fuel Cell Center.

Lockheed Martin sponsored the DiscoverE activity and company engineers will be on hand during a mentoring lunch presentation, “Dreaming Big.”  The focus of the day’s activities and the mentoring lunch is to expose students to engineering programs and careers.  

“The demand for high-quality science and engineering talent has never been greater, and we are committed to inspiring future generations to pursue STEM careers,” said Armando Castorena, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company vice president of human resources. “We need more scientists and engineers to help expand our knowledge of the universe, inspire innovation, ensure our national security, and maintain the United States’ economic and technological leadership.”

DiscoverE Engineers Week is Feb. 16-24. The national event aims to draw attention to the ways in which engineers make a difference in our world, increase public dialog about the need for engineers and bring engineering to life for kids, educators and parents.

 

Denver's Channel 9 featured the event:

 

 

Contact:
Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3541 / kgilbert@mines.edu
Kathleen Morton, Communications Coordinator, Colorado School of Mines / 303-273-3088 / kmorton@mines.edu

Jeanette Alberg, Manager, Community Relations, Lockheed Martin / 303-977-5841 / jeanette.a.alberg@lmco.com
Gary Napier, Communications Manager, Lockheed Martin / 303-971-4012 / gary.p.napier@lmco.com