LORD Corporation honored by SMT Center for Engaging Students in STEM
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC –Cary-based LORD Corporation was recognized by the North Carolina Science, Mathematics, and Technology Center for its excellence in promoting science, mathematics, and technology education. The SMT Center presented the Business & Industry Award at its annual SMT Celebration gala on April 18.
LORD Corporation, headquartered in Cary, NC, is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With revenues exceeding $880 million, LORD has more than 3,000 employees in 26 countries and operates 16 manufacturing facilities and eight R&D centers worldwide.
LORD Corporation prides itself on its outreach to schools to promote the active engagement of students in STEM activities, as well as to support educators in their quest to boost relevant education in STEM. LORD’s approach provides a replicable model both in terms of its coordination of efforts within the company as well as in its specific partnership activities. Its STEM committee is a model for other companies in setting key goals and coordinating activities.
The N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) Center is focused on improving education as a means of providing all students in North Carolina with the knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state. Promoting innovation and change in education, the SMT Center celebrates educational excellence in North Carolina by supporting educators, engaging students, and advancing the growing importance of having a STEM-educated workforce.
The SMT Center also believes that STEM is more than Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It’s Strategies That Engage Minds® through hands-on, active involvement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education that promotes essential cognitive skills for the 21st century.
The annual SMT Celebration was established in 2007 to recognize and acknowledge leaders and innovators in STEM education across North Carolina.