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Girl Scouts of the USA is a proud recipient of continuing support from Lockheed Martin Corporation for the Lockheed Martin Science Career Exploration Fund, which encourages girls to develop an early interest in math, science, engineering, and technology and to maintain this interest as they mature.
The Lockheed Martin Science Career Exploration Fund provides unprecedented opportunities for girls to explore science, mathematics, engineering, and technology in a supportive, hands-on, and noncompetitive environment. The collaboration teaches girls about science-related subjects while nurturing the future generation of scientific leaders prepared to meet the growing need for skilled science and technology professionals. Studies show that without direct influence from parents, teachers, and mentors, girls lose interest in science and conform to conventional attitudes about their academic strengths.
Through the Lockheed Martin Science Career Exploration Fund, Girl Scouts of the USA provides grants to Girl Scout councils that enable Girl Scouts, ages 8-17, to learn about careers in engineering, science, and technology. The council grants provide opportunities for girls to attend career fairs, take part in Space Day, visit geological sites, and design Web sites. From space journey simulations and archaeological digs to marine education and online mentoring, projects have been innovative, interesting and inspirational.
About the Lockheed Martin Corporation
Lockheed Martin Corporation is a premier systems integrator principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin Corporation employs 130,000 people worldwide. Distinguished by whole-system thinking and action, a passion for invention and disciplined performance, Lockheed Martin strives to earn a reputation as the partner of choice, supplier of choice, and employer of choice in the global marketplace.Lockheed Martin believes that giving back is the very best way forward.