Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) employees will design, build and problem-solve during a series of events marking National Engineers Week, or EWeek, at Harris locations around the United States and the world, the company said.
Part of a national event organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers, Harris EWeek runs from Feb. 20-24 and is designed to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the 7,700 engineers and scientists at Harris.
Activities include the Harris Engineering Olympics, Quadcopter Challenge, a cardboard boat Lagoon Challenge in Palm Bay, Florida, as well as a 3-D printed bridge challenge and sailing simulation competition. To help inspire a new generation of innovators, the company has invited students involved in regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to participate in select events.
Harris will also recognize significant accomplishments of individual teams of engineers and scientists. Foremost among those is naming Chris Mackey the 2018 Harris Fellow, the company´s highest recognition for engineering and technical achievement. Mackey, a Senior Scientist whose technical leadership has been instrumental in the development of the electronic architecture for many of Harris´ most critical communication systems, is the 26th employee to receive the distinguished award since it was established in 2000.
Harris Corporation is a 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 USD 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 harris.com.