A Tallahassee high school aerospace engineering club is competing this week in the finals of the Florida Astronaut Challenge at the Kennedy Space Center, thanks to their skills and some help from Florida-based Harris Corporation. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation Helps Tallahassee Team Compete in Florida Astronaut Challenge Finals
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) plans to invest more than $125 million in internal research and development (R&D) in Florida this fiscal year – bolstering high-paying jobs and the company’s innovation leadership in the state. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation Plans $125 Million R&D Investment in Florida
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) successfully launched and communicated with its first small satellite from India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – showcasing the company’s ability to provide complete end-to-end mission solutions for the fast-growing smallsat market. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation Successfully Launches Its First Smallsat; Showcases Company’s Complete Mission Solution
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) Thursday kicked off its annual Brevard County United Way campaign with the first of ten events that encourage employees to get involved and support the agency. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation Kicks Off Annual Brevard County United Way Campaign with First of Ten Planned Events
Residents in the path of Hurricane Florence can leverage a free online tool to track road conditions in near real-time – enabling them to better plan and prepare their travel routes. Harris Corporation is making available its powerful Helios tool, which traditionally is used by transportation officials and weather agencies. [Read more…] about Hurricane Impacted Residents Can View Road Conditions Online for Free
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been selected to provide an enhanced county-wide public safety communications solution that serves more than 1,300 users in Hialeah, Florida. [Read more…] about Harris Corporation to Supply Hialeah with State-of-the-Art Public Safety Solution
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is launching a new parental leave benefit providing four weeks of paid time off to employees who have a baby or adopt a child.
Regardless of gender, employees are now eligible to receive four weeks of fully paid time off within the first year of a child’s birth or adoption, in addition to existing paid medical leave and paid time off benefits.
“Harris recognizes the importance of this special time in our employees’ lives,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Providing parents with the flexibility to balance work and family is something we take pride in.”
The new offering broadens the company’s comprehensive range of employee benefits, including family adoption assistance, flexible spending accounts for childcare, dedicated expectant mother parking, and standard seclusion rooms for nursing mothers.
In 2016, the company became one of the first in the aerospace industry to offer discretionary paid time off with no pre-determined limit. Earlier this year, the company granted non-executive employees 10 shares of Harris common stock that will vest over two years.
Harris was named one of the top five aerospace and defense industry companies in a 2017 workforce study of issues important to employees and potential employees. The 2017 Aviation Week Workforce Study ranked companies based on challenging technological opportunities, career advancement, individual contribution value, and pay and benefits.
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.
Melbourne-based company sponsoring inaugural
Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol
Technology experts from Harris Corporation, one of Florida’s largest companies, will be available to discuss the latest trends in innovation and its role as an economic growth engine at the Florida Capitol this week.
Harris is the title sponsor of the first-ever Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol Thursday, Feb. 15, which showcases Florida technology companies, their homegrown innovation and the role they play in the state’s economy.
Harris is highlighting educational partnerships and technology during STEM Day at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 13, and on the same day Florida-based vendors will visit lawmakers during Harris Supplier Day. The company is showcasing space capabilities during Florida Space Day Wednesday, Feb. 14.
Harris experts are available for technology demonstrations and interviews on:
- MyFloridaNet-2 (MFN-2) – New state data management network that connects agencies and local governments, school districts, colleges and universities and non-profit organizations. MFN-2 is replacing the MyFloridaNet system.
- Public Safety Communications – First responder communications equipment and networks used throughout Florida. Harris played a significant role ensuring law enforcement, firefighters and emergency medical personnel were connected during Hurricane Irma last year.
- Space–based weather technology – World’s most advanced digital camera monitors weather conditions aboard NOAA’s GOES-East satellite, while the Harris-built ground system controls the satellite and processes data for weather forecasters.
- STEM education – Harris has donated millions of dollars to Florida schools and employees have volunteered thousands of hours to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education.
- Space – Harris’ Florida-based Space and Intelligence Systems business provides satellite technology, space-based weather monitoring capabilities, geospatial data gathering and space ground systems that receive and analyze satellite data. More than 90 Harris space antennas are on-orbit today.
- Geiger-mode LiDAR – Advanced geospatial technology that provides high resolution topographical mapping quickly and efficiently. One application, advanced flood plain mapping to prepare for hurricanes, is recommended by the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness report.
Who: Harris Corporation subject matter experts
What: STEM Education Day at the Capitol – Feb. 13
Harris Supplier Day – Feb. 13
Florida Space Day – Feb. 14
Florida Technology Council Tech Day at the Capitol – Feb. 15
When: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Where: Florida State Capitol Rotunda
400 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Organizations join government and academia in collaborating
to inspire and build the aerospace workforce of tomorrow
The Aerospace Industries Association and host company Harris Corporation convened a two-day summit Wednesday aimed at inspiring and building Florida’s aerospace workforce of tomorrow and promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education strategies.
“This forum provides a tremendous opportunity to address Florida’s aerospace and defense workforce needs,” said AIA President and CEO David F. Melcher. “We must do our utmost to inspire and recruit the next generation of scientists and engineers. Our industry has great potential to create new high-skill, high-wage jobs, but it takes the right kind of people to create the innovations and ideas that keep our industry vibrant long into the future.”
The two-day summit brings together key stakeholders from government, industry and academia to discuss issues, trends, ideas and best practices for recruiting the best available talent to the aerospace and defense industry. The summit will feature several panels with keynote speakers across all areas of interest. In addition, a number of AIA member companies will be offering local tours of facilities to showcase the exciting jobs in our industry.
“Aerospace and defense companies create exciting innovations and offer young scientists and engineers tremendous, high-paying career opportunities,” said Harris Chairman, President and CEO William M. Brown. “This summit provides industry, education and government organizations an opportunity to identify new ways to help foster innovative minds and attract them to this vibrant, growing sector.”
“We’d like to thank Harris Corporation for hosting this summit, and sponsor companies Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rockwell Collins and Larsen Motorsports” Melcher said. “They are rightly proud of their role in helping ensure that aerospace and defense companies in Florida help make our country stronger, more secure and more prosperous.”
The aerospace and defense industry employs more than 70,000 people in Florida and accounts for approximately 10% of the State’s exports and 1.3% of its GDP. To continue to be the leading nation in space technology and capabilities – much of which is developed in Florida – America needs to inspire future talent to join our industry.
Information about the summit program, panels and speakers is at this link.