Northrop Grumman invited students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women to take part in a day of STEM activities to celebrate Manufacturing Day


Young women visit Northrop Grumman on Manufacturing Day

Young women visit Northrop Grumman on Manufacturing Day

As part of Manufacturing Day, leading global security company Northrop Grumman welcomed STEM students from Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women to its BWI campus in Baltimore. Along with students from two other schools, the women were able to meet and talk with Northrop Grumman employees about the work the company does. As manufacturing becomes more advanced, it requires skilled, creative STEM-literate workers and Northrop Grumman want to encourage today’s students to consider careers as manufacturing assemblers, technicians and engineers. 

Melissa Sandlin, manager, corporate citizenship, Northrop Grumman said: “Through events like this, we are investing in our future workforce and introducing students to some of the diverse manufacturing career paths they can follow.”

Working as a team at Northrop Grumman

On the day, armed with a kit of materials such as PVC piping, duct tape and magnets, students had to work together to create a solution to flip a light switch and illuminate a light emitting diode (LED light). The students had great fun completing the challenge and learning how to work as part of a team.

Jenna Paukstis, director Baltimore manufacturing, Northrop Grumman said: “Projects like this help to stimulate an environment that our manufacturing employees and engineers work in every day. We work in teams, often with limited resources and a tight deadline. In order to achieve our goals, we need to draw upon creativity and overcome challenges along the way. These are sills that we want to foster in students who will be the next manufacturing employees at Northrop Grumman and leaders in the defence of our nation.”

Internships and much more at Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman offers internships in a number of areas including engineering, project management, business and cyber. Each enables students to learn new skills, explore the company, network with experts, connect with leaders and leave with a CV that opens doors. Search and apply to find the latest internship opportunities and other exciting job opportunities with Northrop Grumman.
 

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