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.
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.
“Engineering is at the heart of what we do at Harris – solving our customers’ most critical challenges with technical innovations that touch millions of lives every day,” Harris Chairman, President and CEO William M. Brown said. “This year’s theme – Inspiring Wonder – highlights the impact of engineers in our industry and around the world.”
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 has a 123-year legacy of innovation and annually invests an industry-leading 5 percent of its revenue in research and development. Harris and its employees each year contribute millions of dollars and volunteer thousands of hours in STEM-related outreach.