Lockheed Martin Surprises Lake Nona High School Students With Hands-on Project Help

Lockheed Martin Surprises Lake Nona High School Students With Hands-on Project Help

By Marco Santana
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Valentina Diaz, right, works with her team at Lake Nona High School's AP physics class during a Lockheed Martin-led workshop for STEM education. (Sarah Espedido / Orlando Sentinel)

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 11:35am

CAMPAIGN: Mission: STEM Education

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It has been a difficult school year for Lake Nona High School junior Valentina Diaz, who admits to struggling with physics and calculus.

The tough times had nearly derailed her efforts to pursue a career in aerospace engineering.

But a surprise visit to her classroom on Thursday by Lockheed Martin engineers reinvigorated the 16-year-old.

“I was trying my hardest, but it didn’t seem that it was enough,” Valentina said. “But this opportunity … made me want to actually work harder and harder to get to the goal I have been trying to reach since I was about 5 years old.”

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CATEGORY: Education