[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is celebrating National Engineers Week, February 23-27, by recognizing its 6,000 engineers and scientists with a grand opening of its new $130 million Harris Technology Center (HTC) and its 2015 Technology Expo showcasing the company’s most innovative technologies and solutions.
The company kicks off the week with the formal opening of the new 464,000 square-foot HTC, which serves as the company’s Florida technology innovation hub, housing more than 1,400 engineers and staff. Construction of the center created nearly 300 local jobs. It is certified in highly efficient design and construction; contains state-of-the-art conference facilities and engineering labs; and houses modern health and wellness facilities, including a gym and cafeteria. Featured guests during the February 23 grand opening will include Florida Senator Bill Nelson and other national, state and local dignitaries.
Throughout the week, Harris will conduct its 2015 Technology Expo, featuring exhibits and demonstrations of more than 30 technologies developed to serve customers across eight global markets. The invitation-only event enables customers and technologists from around the world to learn about Harris innovations.
The company also will host seminars and contests that are designed to highlight innovative thinking. Customers, students, and faculty from Florida universities and local high schools are invited to attend presentations, tour the Technology Expo’s demonstrations, and hold career discussions with Harris engineers.
"This is a very special week in the company’s 120-year history. The HTC grand opening and Technology Expo highlight that engineering and innovation are the cornerstones of our company and showcases the significant achievements made by our 6,000 talented engineers throughout the year," said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief executive officer.
As part of the weeklong events, the company named Dr. Timothy Dimmick the 2015 recipient of the Harris Corporation Fellow Award — the company's highest recognition for engineering achievement. Dimmick, a 13-year Harris employee and senior scientist with the Harris Government Communications Systems segment in Palm Bay, Florida, will be honored at the company's annual Fellows Banquet.
National Engineers Week is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers. It is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies.