Harris Corporation’s EWeek Celebrates Contributions of Engineers
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) employees across the country this week are celebrating National Engineers Week (EWeek) by participating in more than 80 events focused on innovation and engaging the next generation of engineers. The celebration is part of a national event organized by the National Society of Professional Engineers.
Harris EWeek recognizes and celebrates the many achievements of the company’s nearly 8,000 engineers and scientists – who make up more than 45 percent of the company’s overall employment. Harris employees will use their technical expertise to compete in fun and friendly team challenges, such as guiding quadcopters through an obstacle course, building strong yet lightweight balsa bridges and flying gliders the furthest without breaking egg payloads.
New this year, Harris’ employee Intrapreneur Resource Group will host a team innovation competition for a new application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve current Harris capabilities, with winners receiving company research and development (R&D) seed money. Harris invests an industry-leading 5 percent of annual revenue in R&D.
To foster a new generation of engineers, the company has invited students involved in regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to participate in select events with Harris engineers, including building Lego robots and touring company campuses.
“EWeek’s ‘Invent Amazing’ theme mirrors the culture of innovation that we strive to cultivate at Harris,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and CEO. “I’m impressed every day by the ingenuity and excellence our engineers demonstrate in support of our customers and their critical missions.”
As part of the week-long celebration, Harris named Ronda Henning the 2019 Harris Corporation Fellow, the company’s highest recognition for engineering and technical achievement. She is the 27th employee to receive the distinguished award since it was established in 2000.
Henning is a senior scientist in cybersecurity and information assurance who has spent more than 30 years at Harris. She is a highly accredited thought leader and mission-solutions architect, holds several patents and has been instrumental in advancing key Harris technologies in the industry. Henning also is a distinguished member of Women in Cybersecurity and mentors female engineers.
About Harris Corporation
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: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.
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