Harris Corporation has announced it will fund Space Foundation programs to further science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) studies, helping to foster the next generation of space innovators.
During the 2018-19 school year, Harris will fund the Space Foundation's Space in the Community (SITC) program for the third consecutive year. The SITC program grants will support schools in Colorado and Florida -- regions where Harris has significant operations. SITC is an immersive program for students, parents, teachers and community members designed to inform and inspire them about space and reinforce the importance of STEM.
"STEM education is vital to the future of our space program and our nation's technology leadership," said William M. Brown, chairman, president and CEO of Harris. "These grants enable students in Colorado, Florida and around the country to become future scientists who will challenge technical boundaries and expand our universe in ways we never thought possible."
In the last 10 years, Harris Corporation has dedicated more than $22 million to support STEM education projects and initiatives at the elementary, middle, high school and university levels. Harris employees across the U.S. have volunteered thousands of hours supporting STEM education in local classrooms and hosted hundreds of students at Harris facilities. Read the Harris press release here.
To learn more about Space Foundation education programs, please visit www.discoverspace.org/education.