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Harris Corporation Provides Grants to Support STEM Training



  • Grants fund Space Foundation "Space in the Community" programs for
    third year
  • New grant funds Air Force Association National High School Space
  • Extends company's $22 million STEM support legacy

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced grants to fund programs
that will further science, technology, engineering and mathematics
(STEM) studies – helping to foster the next generation of space
innovators. The announcement was made at the Space Foundation Discovery
Center in Colorado Springs.

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Harris today announced STEM grants that will provide another round of Space Foundation Space in the  ...

Harris today announced STEM grants that will provide another round of Space Foundation Space in the Community programs in Colorado Springs schools like this event in a primary school in February. (Photo: Business Wire)

Harris will fund the Space Foundation's Space in the Community (SITC)
program for the third consecutive year and add its first-ever grant to
the Air Force Association's StellarXplorers STEM program. The SITC
program grants will support schools in Colorado and Florida – regions
where Harris has significant operations. SITC is an immersive program
for students, parents, teachers and community members designed to inform
and inspire them about space and reinforce the importance of STEM.

"STEM education is vital to the future of our space program and our
nation's technology leadership," said William M. Brown, chairman,
president and CEO of Harris. "These grants enable students in Colorado,
Florida and around the country to become future scientists who will
challenge technical boundaries and expand our universe in ways we never
thought possible."

Harris' Air Force Association grant will support the StellarXplorers
National High School Space Challenge. A nationwide program,
StellarXplorers invites teams of students to use space systems
engineering principles to solve a problem remotely through four Space
Challenge rounds. Winners receive an all-expense paid trip to the
national finals, which are held annually at the Space Foundation
Discovery Center.

"StellarXplorers is making great strides in introducing STEM disciplines
and aerospace engineering to more students, including women and
under-represented minorities," said Dick Bundy, Vice Chairman of the
Board for Aerospace Education, Air Force Association. "Students gain
experience and confidence in problem solving, analytical skills,
teamwork and leadership."

Attendees of today's event included former NASA astronaut Lt. Col. Duane
"Digger" Carey, USAF (Ret.), who previously led "Audience with an
Astronaut" presentations in Colorado Springs schools, and
StellarXplorers Program Director Stephen K. Gourley, who encouraged
Colorado Springs school leaders attending the event to foster teams in
their high schools.

In the last 10 years, Harris Corporation has dedicated more than $22
million to support STEM education projects and initiatives at the
elementary, middle, high school and university levels. Harris employees
across the U.S. have volunteered thousands of hours supporting STEM
education in local classrooms and hosted hundreds of students at Harris
facilities. Harris Space and Intelligence Systems President Bill Gattle
is a member of the Board of Directors of the Space Foundation and The
Astronauts Memorial Foundation, which also received a Harris STEM grant
this year.

About the Space Foundation

Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and the
world's premier organization to inspire, educate, connect, and advocate
on behalf of the global space community. It is a leader in space
awareness activities, educational programs, and major industry events,
including the annual Space
. Learn more at

About the Air Force Association

AFA's mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a
strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.
To accomplish this, it: educates the public on the critical need for
unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure
U.S. national security; advocates for aerospace power and STEM
education; and supports the total Air Force family and promotes
aerospace education. Learn more at

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers'
toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that
connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial
customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in
annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments:
Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence
Systems. Learn more at

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