Sep 18th: Robert Ekman – Your Rockville Science Center
Bob Ekman is a software engineer and project developer. He retired from a forty-four year career in software development and teaching in IBM and Lockheed Martin. He worked on government contracts, from space projects (Apollo) in the 60’s to defense research projects (DARPA) in the 90’s. He developed commercial software for IBM and human resources software for Lockheed Martin, and taught internal classes in software engineering, programming, and web development.
Bob is deeply committed to developing the next generation of engineers. He has led the Engineering Exploring Program in Rockville, Maryland for over twenty years. This program uses hands-on learning activities in robotics, rocketry, and drones to give high school students experience in engineering and inspire them into engineering careers. He has mentored over 500 teenagers through this program