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April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will host education advocate
Danica McKellar at the upcoming
USA Science & Engineering Festival to discuss the mathematics behind the hit animated film "Flatland: The Movie
," and its 2012 sequel, "Flatland 2: Sphereland" – two productions highly acclaimed for their creative use of math and sci-fi inventiveness.
Presently competing on the new season of
Dancing With The Stars, McKellar is well-known for her starring roles on the television series
The Wonder Years and
The West Wing and for her candid, bestselling books that motivate girls in mathematics:
Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Hot X: Algebra Exposed, and
Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape. Joining McKellar at the festival will be acclaimed
Seth Caplan and
"Movies and television play an important role in shaping the narrative for kids around STEM," said Dr.
Ray O. Johnson, Festival co-founder and Lockheed Martin senior vice president and chief technology officer. "Danica has been a tremendous education advocate not only on screen, but also through her STEM-focused books to help make math more accessible and relevant to girls."
McKellar will be featured on the Lockheed Martin stage among a rotation of inventors, entrepreneurs and celebrities
April 26-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in
In addition to the stage, Lockheed Martin engineers and technologists will showcase awe-inspiring technologies and interactive, hands-on exhibits in the areas of advanced aeronautics, data analytics, scientific discovery, nanotechnologies, robotics and energy.
More than 500,000 people participated in the events leading up to the 2012 USA Science & Engineering Festival. The two-day Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center draws students, parents, teachers, as well as organizations and companies interested in investing in STEM education. To learn more about Lockheed Martin's involvement in the festival, as well as details on the exhibits, click
Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 115,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were
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