Lockheed Martin Australia has announced a 12-month sponsorship of not-for-profit Melbourne Space Program to develop the nation’s future space leaders.
Lockheed Martin Australia has announced a 12-month sponsorship of not-for-profit Melbourne Space Program to develop the nation’s future space leaders.
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MSP actively identifies and collaborates with exceptional tertiary students from various disciplines, including engineering, business, and law, to provide them with unrivalled educational experiences in complex technology projects.
The goal of the program is to engage students in every lifecycle phase of a space project. They are emboldened to leverage technology, not only as a tool but also as a catalyst to spark their passion, build real-world experience, and develop innovative solutions aligned with industry trends.
The partnership is hoped to nurture and empower the next generation of engineers, researchers and scientists working in the nation’s defence and space sectors.
“We are proud to be sponsoring the Melbourne Space Program, an organisation whose ground-breaking work closely aligns with Lockheed Martin Australia’s values of innovation and excellence,” according to Lockheed Martin space regional director for Australia and New Zealand, David Ball.
“As a steward of Australia’s space industry and the preferred tenderer for JP9102, this is one of many investments we have made in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as we focus on building a skilled workforce capable of meeting Australia’s future economic and national security needs.”
Lockheed Martin Australia’s sponsorship of MSP complements additional investments in STEM education initiatives aimed at primary school, high school, tertiary students and early-career professionals. Lockheed has also committed to working with the Victorian state government to establish Victoria as the engineering and technical hub for the company’s proposed JP9102 solution.
“We are delighted to partner with Lockheed Martin Australia, a company with such a significant legacy in space, to shape our nation’s innovators,” said Melbourne Space Program chief executive officer Maxwell Jones.
“Their generous sponsorship will help enable us to grow our program and ensure more students can make valuable contributions to space. In turn, Lockheed Martin Australia will establish invaluable relationships with future industry leaders.
“By offering our members challenges beyond the scope of a typical university curriculum, we aim to develop individuals who will drive significant positive change in technology sectors around the globe.”
MSP’s vision is to launch the next generation of technology pioneers by providing them with forward-thinking training, guidance and community-focused development.
MSP has also previously partnered with LEAP Australia to host a on ANSYS software training program, allowing students to get free hands-on learning and experience using ANSYS Workbench, a platform for advanced engineering simulation technology often used alongside CAD or DesignModeler.
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