Syracuse, NY, May 29 – SRC (formerly Syracuse Research Corporation) took high honors at the Technical Alliance of Central New York (TACNY) 2009 Celebration of Technology Awards Banquet. SRC’s Foliage Penetrating, Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Tracking and Engagement Radar (FORESTER) was named the Technology Project of the Year; and SRC’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Roberts, was recognized with the Science and Technology Outreach Award for his outstanding contributions to science and technology education.
SRC’s achievements with the FORESTER system is a technological breakthrough – as an airborne sensor that provides all-weather, day-night target detection, the radar can see through dense foliage to locate discounted troops and vehicles. The radar was recently featured in SIGNAL trade magazine and on the National Geographic Channel.
Additionally, TACNY rewarded Bob Roberts’ and SRC’s philanthropic achievements with the Science and Technology Outreach Award. SRC focuses much of its contributions towards investing in education, funding numerous projects that help further an interest in science and technology. For the past several years, SRC has worked in conjunction with Syracuse University to develop an Engineering Mentoring program at two of Syracuse’s city schools – Blodgett and Danforth. This program provides kids with an after school activity, led by SU engineering students, that encourages them to enter technology fields of study. SRC also donates science equipment to both schools and is working to expand the program to other universities near their nationwide offices.
Roberts stated, “SRC is a strong supporter of education, especially related to science and technology. Our commitment to developing CNY’s educational foundation continues to be a top priority. This is a great honor for us, and we hope it encourages others to follow our lead.”
About SRC and SRCTec, Inc.
SRC is a research and development company with over 50 years of experience in defense, environment, and intelligence. SRCTec, an SRC company, provides manufacturing and logistics support for complex electronics systems. Together, through innovation in science, technology, and information, they are redefining possible™. The companies work with the customer for the best solution – not the bottom line – resulting in nationally significant, next-generation products and services.
SRC and SRCTec employ more than 950 people in offices throughout the country: Arlington, Chantilly, and Charlottesville, VA; Dayton, OH; Denver, CO; Hanover, MD; Rome and Syracuse, NY; and San Antonio, TX. There are more than 100 positions currently available nationwide. For more information, visit www.srcinc.com.
TACNY aims to enhance and facilitate the development, growth, and advancement of education, awareness, and historical appreciation of technology within the CNY community. Through its programs and support efforts, TACNY seeks to further serve members, as well as educational groups and institutions with similar missions, and be the key link among technical societies in CNY. For more information about TACNY, visit www.tacny.org.