New Digital STEM-career Curriculum Takes High-school Students Behind-the-scenes With Scientists and Engineers

Oct 30, 2018 3:00 PM ET
Press Release

BETHESDA, Md. October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Lockheed Martin has partnered with Discovery Education on Generation Beyond: Aviation, a digital STEM curriculum that takes students behind-the-scenes with Lockheed Martin engineers and scientists to solve real-world technology challenges, from fighting wildfires to making flight suits for military pilots safer.

Learn more about the new Generation Beyond: Aviation curriculum: www.generationbeyondinschool.com

Through video challenges, a virtual field trip at Lockheed Martin’s famous Skunk Works® and surprise STEM lab takeovers in select U.S. high schools, the Generation Beyond: Aviation curriculum will engage students in learning about a range of cutting-edge technology areas, applying critical thinking skills, discovering the exciting work a STEM career can offer and hearing directly from people who are doing that exciting work today.

Generation Beyond: Aviation uses the excitement of aerospace to inspire and educate high school students about STEM careers,” said Michele Evans, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin’s Aeronautics business. “We’re challenging high school students to think differently, take risks, innovate and collaborate – skills that are necessary to succeed in today’s high-tech economy.”

Lockheed Martin launched Generation Beyond in 2016 in partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

“Discovery Education and Lockheed Martin believe that immersive experiences activate holistic learning, and together, through ‘Generation Beyond: Aviation,’ our goal is to advance the next generation by reimagining the workforce of tomorrow,” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Discovery Education. “We are proud of this expansion of the ‘Generation Beyond’ initiative and we are confident that it will deliver meaningful experiences that prepare today’s students for future STEM-skill mastery, aeronautic exploration and 21st-centruy success.”

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s Generation Beyond STEM education program. Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s commitment to STEM education.  

About Lockheed Martin:
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 100,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. This year, the company received three Edison Awards for groundbreaking innovations in autonomy, satellite technology and directed energy. Learn more at www.lockheedmartin.com.

About Discovery Education:
As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.