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Cubic Presents Montgomery Middle School of San Diego with ‘Innovate Award’ for Use of Technology in the Classroom


May 26, 2016
By Business Wire News

SAN DIEGO

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) today announced it presented Montgomery Middle School of San Diego with the ‘Innovate Award’ for the school’s Makerspace Lab at the Classroom of the Future Foundation’s 13th Annual Innovation in Education Awards event held on May 25. Classroom of the Future Foundation (CFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that engages businesses, communities and educational leaders to create innovative learning environments in San Diego County K-12 public schools.

Education leaders, schools and programs that use dynamic educational technology and help prepare students to thrive in a competitive workforce were all honored at the awards ceremony. Montgomery Middle School received the ‘Innovate Award’ for its Makerspace Lab, an engineering lab where students can discover and learn about Arduinos, electronic circuits, mechanical engineering and additive manufacturing using 3-D printers to create products to solve a problem or satisfy a need. The design thinking process encouraged in the school’s lab empowers students to use their creativity and ability to develop real-world solutions.

“Cubic has been an active supporter of CFF since 2007 as part of the company’s commitment to promote STEM, workforce development, education and technological innovation within our local community,” said Darryl S. Albertson, Ph.D., vice president of corporate human resources, Cubic Corporation. “We are proud to not only highlight Montgomery Middle School for their efforts in using advanced technology in the classroom, but also the forward-thinking administrators and educators who were recognized at this year’s event.”

“Classroom of the Future Foundation is known for being the convener of business, community and educational leaders around innovation in education,” said James Wright, newly appointed CEO, Classroom of the Future Foundation. “We are privileged that local businesses, like Cubic Corporation, are committed to supporting innovative learning practices in this community and helping to prepare our students to be our future workforce.”

The CFF-hosted, 13th Annual Innovation in Education Awards took place at the Shiley Theatre, University of San Diego. During the event, CFF also presented individual administrator/educator awards including the Visionary & Outstanding Leadership Award; Innovative Superintendent Award, Innovative Principal Award, Innovative Educator Award, Innovation in Technology Award, and Innovation in Instruction Award; in addition to the Impact Award, Inspire Award and Achieve Award for classroom educational programs.

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation designs, integrates and operates systems, products and services focused in the transportation, defense training and secure communications markets. As the parent company of two major business units, Cubic’s mission is to increase situational awareness and understanding for customers worldwide. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services to create intelligent travel solutions for transportation authorities and operators. Cubic Global Defense is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems, secure communications and networking and highly specialized support services for military and security forces of the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, please visit the company’s website at www.cubic.com or on Twitter @CubicCorp.

Cubic Corporation
Laura Chon, 858-505-2181
Corporate Communications
laura.chon@cubic.com