Lockheed Martin hosts summer science camp
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ONONDAGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Boy Scouts of America teamed up with Lockheed Martin for a week-long science and technology camp.
The Boy Scouts Learning for Life Program allows youth to get experience in the field of engineering.
Boys and girls in the area are coming together to build a space orbiter and lander. The challenge for the students is to work with their teams to "dock" the two pieces together.
Organizers hope this is a way for kids to do more than they would in the classroom and to provoke career paths in engineering.
"That they had fun, that they saw that the things that they're learning in school could be applied in a fun way to solve problems and that they work together with other students that have similar interests,” said Lockheed Martin employee Steve Austin.
Lockheed Martin has had a 15 year history in supporting the Learning for Life Program.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN and we are committed to the Connect a Million Minds program, inspiring youth to develop science, technology, engineering and math skills. For more information on the initiative, go to connectamillionminds.com.