Northrop Grumman furthers STEM opportunities for students

Northrop Grumman furthers STEM opportunities for students

 July 24, 2019

Northrop Grumman is passionate about supporting local STEM initiatives. In fact, the employer recently taught middle school students in Colarado about aerodynamics by helping them create and launch straw rockets.

This activity was one of many from prime employer Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation which are dedicated to furthering STEM education opportunities for students globally. Below, we offer an overview of some of these very exciting initiatives:

Developing a passion for robotics with VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics offers students the opportunity to develop a passion for robotics in a fun, hands-on way. In addition, VEX encourages teamwork, problem solving, and leadership. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is the presenting sponsor of the Annual VEX Robotics World Championships, which includes teams from all over the world.

Giving kids an opportunity of a lifetime at Space Camp®

Space Camp® helps inspire a greater appreciation and love of science. Throughout Northrop Grumman's history supporting this program, the company has provided scholarships to send approximately 650 students and 300 teachers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Japan to Space Camp. In addition, Northrop Grumman supports Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students.

Exciting and education through Global Cyber Education Programs

CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, is designed to excite, educate and inspire the next generation of cyber professionals. The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, offered to middle and high school students, exceeds national averages for attracting student diversity and encouraging students to pursue STEM careers. Through partnerships, Northrop Grumman supports similar programs globally such as CyberCenturion in the United Kingdom, CyberArabia in Saudi Arabia and CyberTaipan in Australia.

Stepping Into the Unknown through film

The Northrop Grumman Foundation, in conjunction with filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn, and the Space Telescope Science Institute, produced a documentary titled Into the Unknown. Designed as a resource for teachers and students, the film provides an in-depth look at one of the most daring scientific missions ever attempted: the building of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope.

EarthEcho provides professional development for teachers

Led by explorer and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau, Jr., the EarthEcho program provides professional development for teachers to learn new ways to excite and educate students about real-world science. Each year, up to 25 middle school teacher participants examine local and global environmental concerns and learn how technology and engineering is used to help address these issues.

Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy develops confidence

The Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers Academy for middle school teachers builds teacher confidence and classroom excellence in science, engineering and technology, and helps teachers to understand the skills needed for a scientifically literate workforce. Northrop Grumman engineers and technologists are integral to the design and implementation of the program and provide industry perspectives to teachers. 

High School Involvement Partnership offers mentoring and exposure

Northrop Grumman's High School Involvement Partnership program pairs high school students with employees to provide mentoring, business-environment exposure and hands-on experience in real-world STEM applications.

Partnering education resources in the community

Northrop Grumman offers volunteer, financial and educational resources to help meet local schools’ education needs in communities where Northrop Grumman employees work and live. 

Employee volunteerism is key to outreach success

Employees are a key component of Northrop Grumman's Corporate Citizenship initiatives. Volunteers engage in a number of ways including board service, school visits, mentoring, hosting on-site facility tours and supporting events such as Engineers Week and Manufacturing Day, and supporting programming with partner organizations such as Great Minds in STEM’s Viva Technology and the National Society of Black Engineers’ Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK).

A goal to ensure inclusive and quality education for all 

Northrop Grumman's goal is to provide workforce-relevant professional development programming to middle school educators to increase their math and science knowledge and their confidence and competence in teaching STEM subjects. The company hopes to help increase math and science proficiency in 350,000 students by 2030. 

Join an employer who cares about the future 

Through exciting and important initiatives, Northrop Grumman is helping to secure a future generation of STEM professionals. 

If you like the sound of working for an employer which gives back to the communities in which it operates, search and apply for open job roles today.


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