Surprise Mission for Lake Nona Students

Lake Nona High School students were surprised with the ultimate STEM-inspired mission from Lockheed Martin

April 05, 2019

An entire classroom of Lake Nona High School students was surprised with the ultimate STEM-inspired mission from Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education: creating a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.

“They are supposed to use some existing technology from Lockheed Martin and their own brilliant minds and put it together and create a solution,” said Kristine Richards Lake Nona High School Physics teacher. “They’re doing problem solving and finding solutions as they’re building.”

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Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand to help students complete the aerospace design challenge, and they gifted Lake Nona High School with a 3D printer.

“Advancing STEM education is a critical focus for Lockheed Martin as we work to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists,” said Stephanie Asendorf, senior technology manager at Lockheed Martin in Orlando. “For me, bringing STEM to life in this classroom today is special as I’m an Orange County Public Schools graduate who pursued a STEM career at a company that supports developing technology around the world.”

Lake Nona is passionate about education. With three on-site universities and colleges within three miles, premier public schools and early education choices, our community was the ideal location for Lockheed Martin to launch the surprise STEM challenge. We look forward to seeing the positive impact these Lake Nona High School physics students will have on our community and beyond in the future.

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