The university community is invited to the official launch of the Miami University School of Engineering and Applied Science Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute, at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in 102 Benton Hall.
The leadership institute, announced in December, will be formally recognized during a ribbon-cutting event with the Miami community and will feature President David Hodge and Lockheed Martin’s senior vice president and chief technology officer, Ray O Johnson. As a member of Lockheed Martin’s executive leadership team, Johnson oversees the corporation’s technology vision and provides corporate leadership in the strategic areas of technology and engineering, which include more than 64,000 staff working on more than 4,000 programs.
Lockheed Martin is the founding partner that has made the launch of the comprehensive leadership programs for Miami’s undergraduate engineering and applied science students possible.
Miami University’s SEAS Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute is one of only a few major undergraduate leadership initiatives housed in American colleges of engineering. The first cohort of students enrolled in Jan. 2012. The mission of the institute is to cultivate leaders who will flourish in their professions and lives by thinking strategically, working collaboratively with others, effectively communicating their ideas and finding innovative solutions to society’s most complex problems. In 2011, Miami ranked 21st in U.S. News & World Report’s category of Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs where the highest degree is a bachelor’s or master’s.
Following the 10:45 a.m. event, the Miami community is invited to a reception outside the auditorium.
Doors open 15 minutes prior to the celebration. For more information, go to http://seasnews.eas.muohio.edu/.