CHANTILLY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation and Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) today announced the inaugural Innovators Gala featuring the Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence. The Gala will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 16.
“It’s a wonderful honor to partner with ASF on this signature event recognizing the accomplishments of the new Astronaut Scholars who will go on to be the next generation of leaders and experts in the space community,” said CEO Lynn Dugle. “The foundation honors legacy, inspires innovation and celebrates those making a difference in the industry. As an industry partner with a long history of dedication to the men and women of America’s space mission, Engility is proud to be a part of this great event.”
The Innovators Gala will celebrate and award the new class of Astronaut Scholars, the innovators of tomorrow. Additionally, the gala will present the inaugural Neil Armstrong™ Award of Excellence, an award given to an Astronaut Scholar Alumnus who exemplifies personal character, professional achievement and impact in their field. These criteria embody Neil Armstrong’s core values and those of his colleagues, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and International Space Station astronauts.
“We are grateful for the partnership with Engility,” said Tammy Knowles, executive director, Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. “Through their support we have the opportunity to recognize the brightest collegiate upperclassman driving progress in science, technology, engineering and math. These scholars will continue to steer innovation for this country across multiple sectors including healthcare, defense, space, cyber security, energy, and development. Their work and leadership will enhance the daily quality of life for mankind.”
For more information about the ASF 2017 Innovators Gala, including purchasing tickets and donating to ASF, click here. Engility and ASF established a partnership in March of 2017. Last month, Engility also sponsored ASF’s U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Engility (NYSE: EGL) is engineered to make a difference. Built on six decades of heritage, Engility is a leading provider of integrated solutions and services, supporting U.S. government customers in the defense, federal civilian, intelligence and space communities. Our innovative, highly technical solutions and engineering capabilities address diverse client missions. We draw upon our team’s intimate understanding of customer needs, deep domain expertise and technical skills to help solve our nation’s toughest challenges. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, and with offices around the world, Engility’s array of specialized technical service offerings include high-performance computing, cybersecurity, enterprise modernization and systems engineering. To learn more about Engility, please visit www.engilitycorp.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization established by the Mercury Astronauts in 1984. The Foundation's mission is to aid the U.S. in retaining its world leadership in science and technology by providing scholarships to extraordinary college students who exhibit motivation, imagination and exceptional performance in these fields, and facilitate programs to educate the public about the impact and importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the United States. ASF has awarded more than $4 million to outstanding Astronaut Scholars nationwide with support from astronauts from the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Space Shuttle and Space Station programs who participate in this educational endeavor. For more information, visit www.AstronautScholarship.org.