Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 15, 2016 Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and CEO of global aerospace and security company Lockheed Martin, commended the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) for playing an important role in bridging the STEM skills gap both in Denmark and in other countries around the world during a visit to its Lyngby Campus.
Addressing students from the departments of Space and Mechanical Engineering, with which Lockheed Martin conducts a number of joint research programmes, Hewson noted the critical global shortage of scientists and engineers and underlined the importance of careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in ensuring a safe and secure society.
Hewson lauded the relationship with DTU, which sees the best minds from both sides of the Atlantic working in partnership to solve some of the world’s most complex challenges, and reaffirmed Lockheed Martin’s commitment to working in partnership with DTU to mentor to develop the next-generation of Danish engineers and spur their involvement in critical areas of research and innovation.
“Lockheed Martin is among the leading technological companies within its field and DTU sees great benefits in our collaboration, both in terms of our joint research in key areas and with regard to an internship programme that provides our students to be at the forefront of technological development,” said Katrine Krogh Andersen, Research Dean at DTU.
Through a co-operative agreement, signed in August 2015, the two organisations are conducting joint research on a number of space technology and mechanical engineering programmes. Lockheed Martin is also working with DTU to explore further collaborative projects in cybersecurity, material science and precision navigation.
In addition, with its Danish supply chain partner Terma, a key supplier to the F-35 Lightning II fifth-generation fighter programme, Lockheed Martin established an F-35 Master’s Student Internship Program for DTU students. Five DTU students held internships at the company’s Aeronautics business in Fort Worth, Texas earlier this year with successful candidates for 2017 internships soon to be announced.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 98,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
About Technical University of Denmark
With its main campus located near Copenhagen, Denmark, DTU is an international elite technical university whose social value creation and activities in education, scientific advice and innovation rests on a solid foundation of world-class research. The University ranks among the world’s most innovative universities and is renowned for its ability to translate research into new technologies through close collaboration between academic, commercial and public partners.
DTU employs approximately 5,800 people and have a student body of around 11,000. The University attracts leading academics and students from around the world: approximately half the PhD and MSc student body and one third of the scientific staff are internationals.