Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), the United States-based global technology leader, sponsored the space vehicle challenge for students in Kuwait. The competition that took place in Al Bayan Bilingual School is part of the company’s long-term plan to promote initiatives aimed at developing the skills of local youth in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Twenty teams, each consisting of one coach and two students between the age of 12-16 from various schools in Kuwait, received the opportunity to learn and design a self-driving car for space exploration. The participating teams were given two training sessions prior to the competition where they explored the concepts of dynamics and control of autonomous vehicles and robotics.
The event was attended by Lt. Col. Melody Mitchell, Office of Military Cooperation, U.S. Embassy in Kuwait, Todd Morrow, Lockheed Martin’s lead in Kuwait.
Lockheed Martin organized the competition in advance of the 5th edition of the Kuwait Gulf Defense and Aerospace Conference & Exhibition 2019 where it will also be showcasing its technology, defense and security solutions at the Kuwait International Fair Grounds from December 10.
Lockheed Martin has more than five decades of presence and partnerships in the Middle East and is committed to implementing technology development programs designed to cultivate student interest in STEM fields.