Lockheed Martin Corp. CEO to Speak at 2019 BEYA STEM Conference
Global Security and Aerospace Company Has Supported BEYA Since the 1980s
The conference brings together students, professionals, and leaders in STEM, and is co-hosted by the Council of Engineering Deans of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Lockheed Martin Corp., and sponsored by Aerotek.
At the 2018 BEYA Gala, Ms. Hewson spoke about the pride that 100,000 men and women at Lockheed Martin have had to support BEYA for more than 30 years. In her remarks, she shared the story of Aaron Edmond.
"I'd like to share a story of an individual who found the path to making his impact, thanks to BEYA," she said. "As a college student, Aaron began attending this conference. It was here at BEYA that he secured an internship with Lockheed Martin. Through visits to BEYA, and on-campus career fairs, Aaron had built a strong relationship with one of our recruiters. These days, Aaron is enjoying making his impact on the F-35 training systems team. Aaron's story is just one of dozens that is shaped here at BEYA each year. His example serves as an inspiration – and a call to action. No other fields of discipline can affect change in our world as much as the STEM fields," Hewson said.
Beginning in January, the Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship program for high school and college students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science will award an annual $10,000 scholarship to 200 recipients, who demonstrate financial need and come from underrepresented or underserved communities.
"What Lockheed Martin is offering students will change the game and provide opportunities to underserved students like never before," said Tyrone Taborn, CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc. the producer of Black Engineer magazine's annual event.
"The Black Engineer of the Year conference has partnered with Lockheed Martin for over 30 years to help advance our mission of promoting opportunities in STEM to historically underrepresented groups," he said.
Recipients will also be eligible for Lockheed Martin internship opportunities following their freshman year in college.
"As a global leader in innovation, Lockheed Martin is focused on growing the next generation of STEM talent," said Patricia L. Lewis, Lockheed Martin senior vice president of Human Resources. "We are looking for students who are creative and innovative – skills that are necessary for success in today's high-tech economy," Lewis said.
Lockheed Martin, a founding sponsor of the BEYA STEM Conference, will be at the conference job fair. Exhibitors include employers in the following industries: Aerospace, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Computer, Software, Construction, Defense, Arms, Education, Energy, Electrical power, Information Technology, and more.
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