SAIC joined the ASF family in 2017 as a corporate sponsor for the Innovators Week & Gala, an event that brings together young exceptional minds in STEM, corporations who are making an impact in STEM industries, and some of America’s pioneering astronauts. SAIC not only sponsors the event but plays a key role in this four-day program. From leading networking sessions to in- depth discussions on mentorship, SAIC helps Astronaut Scholars prepare for the workforce, develop key networking skills, and build relationships for the future.
Thanks to SAIC, eight scholarships will be awarded to Astronaut Scholars from seven different universities in 2022 including Georgia Institute of Technology, Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State, University of Central Florida, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
“The future of SAIC depends on students who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math,” stated David Ray, senior vice president of Space at SAIC. “That is one of many reasons we’re thrilled to serve as the largest corporate sponsor of the Astronaut Scholarship for 2022. Mentorship programs, similar to this, were pivotal in my career growth and I look forward to seeing great things come out of this year’s class.”