Lenape High School students participate in Lockheed Martin’s Women in Engineering Day

Lenape High School students participate in Lockheed Martin’s Women in Engineering Day

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Six Lenape High School sophomores were invited to Lockheed Martin to participate in an educational day filled with engineering hands-on activities, speakers and learning opportunities to familiarize them with various engineering disciplines and careers.

The goal of Lockheed Martin’s Women in Engineering Day is to introduce young women to exciting opportunities in the field of engineering, and to some of the innovative technologies used by engineers and the types of products they create. During the event, Lockheed Martin engineers explained electrical, mechanical and software engineering, and described job opportunities for women in the field. Students also talked with engineers about the requirements for becoming an engineer.

The event included sessions where the students explored a hands-on, team-oriented engineering challenge project, which focused on dealing with requirements and constraints and sharing knowledge, all essential skills in engineering disciplines. In addition, the students participated in an activity fair where they learned about different engineering disciplines, spoke with a panel of mostly women engineers, and met with university representatives who provided information about educational opportunities in engineering.