SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 23, 2018 — Saab is partnering with the Project Fibonacci® Foundation to host approximately 60 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) students for presentations, meetings with Saab engineers and technologists, and a tour of the company’s Radar and Sensor development and production facilities.
The Technology and Innovation event will take place on Thursday, July 26th at Saab Defense and Security USA’s Sensor Systems Division facilities in East Syracuse, New York and will feature tours of the 100,000 square foot R&D and manufacturing facility as well as introducing the students to a wide variety of careers available in the STEAM fields.
“Saab is committed to helping to build the next generation of innovative thinkers. This program will give the students real-world perspective on the different opportunities available through STEAM learning,” says Jay Abendroth, VP and General Manager of the Sensor Systems division at Saab Defense and Security USA. “Our dedicated employee volunteers worked hard to create a fun, interactive experience for the students.”
Student participants will observe a variety of work areas in the facility, including development labs, high tech production floors, test labs, and open office collaboration spaces. They will also have the opportunity to speak directly to employees from over 20 different functional areas, giving first-hand perspective on how Saab teams work together to solve our customers’ most challenging issues.
“We are excited to partner with Saab to offer this unique opportunity for our participants to have exposure to interdisciplinary STEAM learning in action,” says Dan Kostelec, STEAM Outreach Coordinator- Project Fibonacci Foundation.
Through the promotion of STEAM educational programs, The Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc. can inspire and enlighten students at a young age, provide opportunities for internships and academic advantages, and help prepare the next wave of productive citizens. The Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc. provides a series of immersive learning programs on STEAM topics in cooperation with local schools, businesses and non-profit organizations. The Project Fibonacci® Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit affiliated 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to STEAM education as a catalyst for workforce preparedness and economic growth.
Saab is a global defense and security company with a broad portfolio of products across the air, land and naval, and civil security domains. In Syracuse, NY, Saab employs over 500 employees supporting critical national security and safety programs in sensor technology and air traffic management. We currently have more than 41 open positions and are expecting to continue our rapid growth in Central New York. For more information, visit saabgroup.com/career/.
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