Lockheed Martin and UH renew educational partnership to enhance College of Engineering programs

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Kerri Van Duyne, (808) 956-2299
UH Manoa College of Education
Doug Sayers, (808) 838-4019
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Nov 29, 2006

Professional and educational opportunities continue to expand for the State of Hawaiʻi as Lockheed Martin and the University of Hawaiʻi‘s College of Engineering renew a collaborative agreement through the UH Industrial Affiliates Program, strengthening bonds between the University and the company which has offices on Oʻahu, Maui, and Kauaʻi.

The partnership agreement calls for the UH Manoa College of Engineering to receive a broad range of support from Lockheed Martin, including guest lecturers for classes, clubs, meetings, and seminars; review of student presentations and projects, and providing other interactive programs. Lockheed Martin presented a check for $25,000 to the College at the Manoa campus earlier this month.

Reid Shizumura, Engineering Manager for Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions in Hawaiʻi, said, "We are very pleased to continue and strengthen our partnership with the College of Engineering. Many of the engineers currently employed by Lockheed Martin in Hawaiʻi are UH graduates and we will be recruiting many more as we continue to grow our business here and the Pacific. This agreement through the Industrial Affiliates Program will foster technological and scientific innovation at the University and strengthen the local engineering talent pool."

Dr. Peter Crouch, College of Engineering Dean, said, "Industry affiliates such as Lockheed Martin are invaluable to our students and faculty who work closely with industry leaders, learning about technologies, applications, and methods that enhance the curriculum of the College of Engineering. In turn, we graduate highly skilled engineers whose contributions to Hawaiʻi‘s business community are immediate and significant."

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2005 sales of $37.2 billion.