John Sparks, Program Director, Aerojet Rocketdyne
I am a program director within the program management organization of Aerojet Rocketdyne, a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader. We are truly ‘rocket scientists’ and ‘rocket engineers’. Our work is interesting and challenging, aids in the exploration of space and is a vital component necessary for the defense of our country.
STEM education is important because our society is becoming more reliant on technology. In order for our economy to continue to grow, businesses need employees educated in the STEM fields. SySTEMic Solutions is helping to fill this need, and a lot of this starts with their summer STEM camps. Getting students interested in STEM careers at an early age is the most effective way of introducing those topics.
We sponsor SySTEMic Solutions because Aerojet Rocketdyne and the GenCorp Foundation have a strong commitment to strengthen the communities where our employees live and work and also strengthen the STEM fields they work in. This is an intangible but important investment. www.rocket.com