Global aerospace technology company Lockheed Martin has revealed it has sponsored a robotics laboratory at King’s Academy in Jordan.
The ‘Lockheed Martin Incubator’ research facility will be equipped with technology and teaching aids geared towards supporting the academic institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) curricula.
The facility will be accessible for use by King’s Academy students in grades 7 to 12.
John Austin, headmaster, King’s Academy, said: “Lockheed Martin has long been an industry leader in technological innovation, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with them in bringing this spirit of creativity to our students and faculty.
“The new Lockheed Martin Incubator will provide a dynamic space for both inspiration and experimentation, as well as enhance our practical teaching tutorials in a range of school subjects.”
Since entering the country back in 1967, Lockheed Martin has fostered an extensive portfolio in Jordan. This includes the introduction of a range of security-related technologies, defence products, as well as capacity-building initiatives. To date, the company also maintains a long-standing collaboration with the Royal Jordanian Armed Forces for the delivery of technical training programs.
During the inauguration of the laboratory, Vice Admiral (Ret) Anthony Winns, Lockheed Martin’s Middle East-Africa regional executive, shared: “Cultivating talent at the earliest stages with practical STEM initiatives such as the Lockheed Martin Incubator at King’s Academy will ensure that Jordan continues to nurture the brightest minds that will lead their country’s quest for innovation and discovery. As a technology leader working around the globe, we understand that the security and progress of a community, business and country is dependent on its next generation.”