Lockheed Martin Provides Support to Expand STEM Curriculum for OCPS schools

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ORLANDO, FL: Lockheed Martin, a security and aerospace company, announces its support for expanding colleges  and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for all Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) by providing training related to engineering, computer science and mathematics specific field. The STEM curriculum is offered through Project Lead the Way (PLTW).

Under the agreement between Lockheed Martin with PLTW, 40 schools will offer PLTW programs for the next academic year that will be expanded further to more OCPS schools including elementary, middle and high school. The contract deals with PLTW program participation fees, professional development training, and classroom equipment and supplies. The Lockheed Martin engineers will voluntarily take part in the program as mentors and role models.

The PLTW program facilitates hands-on, activity-, project- and problem-based curricula to build the knowledge and critical skills in specific fields. The program strengthens teacher skills by providing high-quality and professional development training.

“Through PLTW, we hope students will be energized to pursue STEM careers and understand they can help our world overcome complex challenges by pushing the boundaries of scientific discovery,” says Dale Bennett, Executive VP, Mission Systems and Training, Lockheed Martin. “STEM education is critically important to our nation and the future of its technology-based industries.”