Lockheed Martin contributed $70,000 for scholarships in computer engineering, computer science and industrial systems and technology to Jackson State University’s College of Science, Engineering’s and
Technology (CSET). Lockheed Martin’s contribution also will be utilized as seed funding for the STEM PREP Academy that engages middle school students in STEM learning during the summer on JSU’s campus.
Dean of CSET Dr. Richard A. Aló said “The Lockheed Martin Innovate Partnership Initiative is a unique opportunity to increase awareness in STEM through an investment in the next generation of technical talent and leadership.”
The partnership seeks to provide JSU students with relevant educational experiences that prepare them for the challenges of a global marketplace. “Lockheed Martin has been instrumental in helping us develop a new cadre of scientists, engineers and technicians critical to our nation’s ability to sustain its leadership position in an ever-increasingly competitive world.”Aló said.
For many years, Jackson State University has engaged in a working partnership with Lockheed Martin Corporation. Excited about his role as the executive sponsor for JSU through Lockheed Martin, Gerald G. Harvey, Jr., vice president of legislative affairs said, “We seek to build upon and expand this mutually beneficial relationship with this gift and we are pleased with the partnership and the ongoing growth of the CSET program.”