JMU Group Attends 'Women In Engineering' Day
By: Mandy Robertson
Posted: February 19, 2014
A group of seven female JMU students along with Dr. Jacquelyn Nagel attended the annual Women in Engineering day hosted by the Lockheed Martin site in Manassas, VA on January 17th, 2014. Approximately 100 sophomores and juniors from Virginia high schools attended the event which also included guest speakers from within Lockheed Martin. Other featured activities were an engineering challenge along with informational and interactive booths. The event was designed to introduce young women to the exciting opportunities the field of engineering has to offer and provided them an opportunity to tour the facility. JMU student representatives answered questions for the young women interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers and promoted interest in JMU’s related programs. Meghan Daly (’15), a JMU student representative at the event, says "It's always a great experience anytime I have an opportunity to influence girls who are interested in engineering, especially when thinking about the impact they could have on society and the opportunities they will have through a program like JMU's."
The Women in Engineering day also provided JMU representatives a chance to learn more about Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Leadership Development Program, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, and Training programs. Lockheed Martin is the leading global security and aerospace company that employs about 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin demonstrates a commitment to supporting STEM education by hosting events like this across the country.