Harris Corporation to Promote STEM Education and Showcase Innovative Technologies at Florida’s Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Florida-based Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today will showcase its
commitment to strengthening education in the state and its innovative
Florida technologies during STEM Day at the Capitol, an event to educate
lawmakers and students on the importance of science, technology,
engineering and mathematics education. Harris’ participation is part of
its companywide celebration of National Engineers Week, which began

At STEM Day at the Capitol, being held today at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Harris scientists and engineers will conduct interactive exhibits to
enable attendees to experience technical careers first hand. Attendees
will be able to design circuit boards for public safety radios, code
robotic software programs and test submersible electronics.

Many of the technologies on display were created by Harris’ 6,000
Florida-based employees or are used by Florida government and commercial
customers. Harris technologies are widely used throughout the state by
first responders, energy and maritime customers, among others. Click
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Harris representatives also will be on hand to discuss various
engineering disciplines involved in creating today’s most innovative
solutions, technical careers, and the importance of STEM education for
the future of Florida and the country.

“STEM Day at the Capitol provides an opportunity to educate attendees on
the importance of education, which shines a light on the important
contributions scientists and engineers make every day,” said William M.
Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “STEM related
skills are vital not only to the future of our company, but also to the
future of our state and country. We strongly support the Florida
government’s efforts to increase funding and expand STEM education
initiatives to help drive innovation in our future.”

The event is one of many Harris is hosting as part of National Engineers
Week – or EWeek – to recognize its 9,000 scientists and engineers around
the world and to help inspire a new generation of innovators. Harris
also is hosting a series of informative seminars, team building events,
and competitive activities at its various facilities — including
structural design and software coding competitions.

Harris, which marks its 120-year anniversary of innovation this year,
has joined leading companies, government agencies and educational and
professional organizations celebrating National Engineers Week. EWeek
was launched 65 years ago by the National Society of Professional
Engineers to kindle student interest in technology careers using
real-world examples and education. Learn more at http://harris.com/eweek2016/.

About Harris Innovation

Founded in 1895 based on an innovative printing press design, Harris has
transformed into a top-10 defense contractor and an industry leader in
technologies for defense, space, weather, air traffic management and
electronic warfare. Throughout its history, the company has introduced a
long list of notable technology innovations, including the world’s first
automatic and four-color printing presses, the Washington-Moscow
hotline, GPS navigation space antennas, multi-band military radios, and
advanced air traffic management and weather forecasting solutions. (Harris
) Today, 40 percent of its employees are scientists or
engineers and the company invests an industry-leading percent of
revenues in R&D to develop advanced, mission-critical solutions for its

About Harris in Florida

Harris is one of the state’s leading innovators and one of the largest
companies headquartered in Florida. The company has 6,000 employees
throughout the state and is a leading provider of technologies in areas
such has public safety, defense, air traffic management, weather and
electronic warfare. In the last five years, the Harris Foundation has
dedicated more than $8 million to Florida universities, colleges and
institutions in support of STEM education. More than 50 percent of
Harris Corporation’s new hires are from Florida schools.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving our
customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions
that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than
125 countries, has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and 22,000
employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business
segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems,
Electronic Systems, and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.


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