Northrop Grumman donates aircraft to inspire STEM education

Northrop Grumman donates aircraft to inspire STEM education

 January 28, 2020

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Prime employer for women, Northrop Grumman, regularly works in communities and with schools to inspire and spread the word about STEM careers.

One example is the company donating a retired Sabreliner test aircraft to Anne Arundel Co. Public Schools - one of the 50 largest school systems in the US - for its new aviation maintenance technician program. 

"It's important to see Sabreliner N160W used in a meaningful way. This jet will help train the next generation of aircraft maintenance technicians. I can't think of a better way to use it," said Matthew Taylor, Chief Test Pilot at Northrop Grumman.

Commitment to STEM Education

Northrop Grumman has a commitment to STEM education is a major player in the aerospace and defense sector. In order to ensure the company is able to continue innovating, it supports programs that encourage students around the world to pursue STEM careers.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation seeks to expand the global pipeline of diverse and talented STEM students. Meanwhile, the Northrop Grumman Corporate Citizenship team leverages charitable contributions, mentoring opportunities, internships and programs to connect employees, students and teachers.

The company's STEM education strategy focuses on supporting engineering and technology-based programs and initiatives that educate students and provide professional development resources for teachers.

Supporting women in STEM

Northrop Grumman is particularly passionate about encouraging women and girls to pursue STEM careers. Together with Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WISET), the company has hosted WOMEN@STEM Career Days, which are mentoring and career exploration events for high school girls interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The company also runs iReturn, a 12-week returnship program that helps prepare people who might have taken a career break for a full-time career in one of Northrop Grumman’s STEM fields. This program was launched in partnership with the Society of Women Engineers and iRelaunch.

Progress your career with Northrop Grumman

Many of Northrop Grumman’s jobs are in STEM-related fields like engineering, aerospace, physics and autonomous systems.

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