Making an Impact in our Community
Community service and educational outreach are important to us. Our outreach programs are motivated by the desire of our employees to help people in need and to encourage students' interest and participation in engineering and science.
AFCEA arranges internships for 40 high school seniors interested in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Lincoln Laboratory selects two students to do hands-on, project-related work with a mentor.
The Beaver Works Summer Institute is a rigorous four-week engineering program for rising high school seniors from across the country.
Explorer Post is a youth development program offered through the Boy Scouts of America. Explorer Post 1776, sponsored by Lincoln Laboratory, focuses on engineering and problem-solving skills.
Middle and high school science fair winners from around the world have asteroids discovered by Lincoln Laboratory named in their honor.
Code Creative is a 10-week educational outreach program that introduces students to the core concepts of computer science.
We offer a joint program that introduces students to the challenges faced by cybersecurity specialists. Both CyberPatriot and Capture the Flag competitions engage students in races to find and fix bugs in computer systems.
Twice a year, 100 middle school girls visit Lincoln Laboratory for the day to explore engineering. They explore the contents of cellphones, cameras, and clocks to learn about the inner workings of various types of electronic devices.
Guided by coaches, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League teams (made up of students in grades 4–8) research a real-world problem, such as food safety, recycling, or energy, and are challenged to develop a solution.
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics offers FIRST LEGO League Jr. programs to students aged 6 to 10.
FIRST Tech Challenge is a national robotics program for students in grades 7–12 who are interested in building and programming their own robot from a kit and then testing it in competition.