Helicopter Ride Gives Students a New View of Campus

A select group of students took a ride in a helicopter over Storrs as part of Lockheed Martin Day, Sept. 27. ()

Leaders from the University of Connecticut and Lockheed Martin celebrated their longstanding partnership connecting students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields to careers and internships with a technology demonstration day.

Kicking off the festivities, pilots landed two helicopters from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, in the middle of the Student Union Mall at the Storrs campus. Selected students joined Lockheed Martin employees and UConn staff on a morning ride in one of the helicopters over the campus and surrounding area.

The daylong event featured TED-style talks by company leaders, simulators, innovative technology, and onsite interviews with Lockheed Martin, a leader in aerospace and defense technology.