Lockheed Martin and Discovery Education, a leading provider of digital curriculum resources, digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, surprised students on April 25 at Western Hills High School with a top-secret STEM mission – to create a prototype aircraft that could serve in a humanitarian aid mission.

Lockheed Martin engineers were on hand to help students complete the challenge. Dr. Ken Scribner, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent also attended the event.

“There was a time in which I was just like these students. Here I am today, working in a profession I enjoy. I want students to follow their dreams and I hope that path leads them to a STEM career,” said Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer Troy Lambert.

Lockheed Martin engineers also gifted the school with a 3D printer and plan to bring engineers back to the school to assist with training on how to use it.

The project, called Designed for Service, is part of a larger program called Generation Beyond.

Lockheed Martin launched Generation Beyond in 2016 in partnership with Discovery Education, with the hope of inspiring high school students to become the next generation of scientists and engineers by demonstrating how exciting a STEM career can be.

This spring, Generation Beyond has taken over high schools in four cities nationwide.

Western Hills is one of Fort Worth ISD’s schools offering Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum, which was a selection criteria for the Designed for Service project.

Western Hills is one of Fort Worth ISD’s schools offering Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum, which was a selection criteria for the Designed for Service project.

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