Florida Harris Corporation Employees to Celebrate Spirit of Innovation During EWeek 2018
By Space Coast Daily // February 23, 2018
will recognize its 7,700 companywide engineers
BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – Hundreds of Harris Corporation employees will gather next week in locations around Brevard County for high-tech contests, demonstrations and team-building events to observe Engineers Week – a celebration of innovation led by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Throughout the week, Harris will recognize its 7,700 companywide engineers and scientists’ many significant accomplishments.
Local events will include an Engineering Olympics, drone demonstration, egg flight challenge, construction competition and other activities.
The week caps off with an annual favorite – the cardboard boat Lagoon Challenge at the Harris Technology Center in Palm Bay. Area students involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education programs will participate in select activities.
The highlight of the week will feature special recognition for about 300 engineers and scientists, and the naming of the Harris Fellow, the company’s highest recognition for engineering achievement. Here’s the schedule:
Monday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. Balsa Wood Bridge-building Challenge
11 a.m. Coding Challenge
Tuesday, Feb. 20
11:15 a.m. Egg Flight Glider Challenge
11:30 a.m. Solder Challenge
Wednesday, Feb. 21
11:30 a.m. Engineering Olympics
TBD Paper Airplane Challenge
Thursday, Feb. 22
11 a.m. Quadcoptor Challenge
11:15 a.m. 3-D Printing Bridge Challenge
Friday, Feb. 23
11 a.m. Cardboard Boat Lagoon Challenge (Palm Bay)
11:30 a.m. SailSim Software Challenge
These events will take place at the Harris facilities located in Palm Bay, Malabar and three Melbourne locations.
• Palm Bay Harris Technology Center: 1395 Troutman Blvd., Palm Bay, FL
• Malabar: 2800 Jordan Blvd., Malabar, FL
• Melbourne-Corporate Headquarters: 1025 W. NASA Blvd., Melbourne, FL
• Melbourne-Rodes campus: 407 N. John Rodes Blvd., Melbourne, FL
• Melbourne-Wickham campus: 150 Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL
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 including Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems.
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