Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Women in Aviation International (WAI), India Chapter and Lockheed Martin India hold a virtual event to advance STEM education

New Delhi: Women in Aviation International (WAI), India Chapter and Lockheed Martin India today held a virtual event to advance STEM education in middle and high school students.
With the vision to encourage young children to take up Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and explore career opportunities in related industries, WAI India Chapter is a registered NGO that works to create awareness about opportunities in the aviation and aerospace sectors.
The virtual event is part of Lockheed Martin’s commitment to provide ongoing support and engagement aimed at developing the talent of tomorrow. This initiative aligns with the ‘Skill India’ initiative of the Government.
As part of the program, WAI (India Chapter) invited students from Delhi and NCR based schools as attendees. The event began with Ms. Noopurr R Chablani, Secretary, WAI, India Chapter welcoming all participants and talking about the agenda of the event. This was followed by insights from Capt. Shweta Singh, Deputy Chief Flight Opertions Inspector, DGCA. The children also got an opportunity to hear Mrs. Radha Bhatia, President, WAI (India Chapter) and Mr. William L. Blair, Vice President and Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India along with Dr. Sarah Hiza, Vice President, Fleet Ballistic Missile Programs, Lockheed Martin Space.
 The speakers enlightened the students about the aviation and aerospace industries and their functioning, and created awareness about the various career opportunities in these sectors including R&D, design engineering, remote sensing, air traffic control, satellite communications, robotic space exploration, among others. Attending students were given an opportunity to hear industry experts speak on the ‘Future of STEM in India’. The session provided an opportunity to engage with Lockheed Martin executives and other industry experts who stressed upon the importance of STEM and how these subjects can lead to fulfilling careers in aerospace and aviation.
09/06/20 India Education Diary
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