Northrop Grumman engages a new generation with STEM

Northrop Grumman engages a new generation with STEM

 February 19, 2019

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Northrop Grumman Corporation is nurturing future women scientists in South Korea together with the Korea Center for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET).

Both organizations hosted a mentoring and career exploration event for high school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) – one of three 2019 activity days.

The WOMEN@STEM Career Day is designed to inspire students to pursue scientific careers during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Northrop Grumman and WISET will continue to provide more students with opportunities for career exploration and support the development of STEM education.

The WOMEN@STEM Career Day offers students practical advice and realistic experiences through various programs such as special career lectures, mentoring and a career opportunities booth. Female college students majoring in computer engineering, information security, robotics and virtual engineering participate as junior mentors. Women leaders in the science and technology industry are also able to take part as special lecturers and interact closely with the students to raise the understanding of STEM fields.

An engaging address from Debbie Simmons

At the first event, a special video address was delivered by Northrop Grumman’s Debbie Simmons, Director of Observatory System Engineering for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

“As an engineer and a woman, I feel a responsibility to nurture future female scientists and I am very pleased to participate in WOMEN@STEM Career Day," says Debbie.

Experiences at the career events range from 3D printing demonstration and virtual reality programming, through to Arduino autonomous vehicles coding.

“The passion and excitement of the students participating at WOMEN@STEM Career Day reinforces the need for systematic and practical career programs to foster more female scientists in South Korea,” adds Dong Ha, Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman South Korea.

“We will continue to help young students to develop interest in science and technology, and to establish a foothold for them to enter STEM-related careers.”

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