Northrop Grumman inspires next generation with STEM camps

Northrop Grumman inspires next generation with STEM camps

 August 19, 2020

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Northrop Grumman is collaborating with the St. Vrain Valley School District, the University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) to create virtual camps for middle and high school students, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Providing useful curriculum materials

Through Northrop Grumman’s support, schools within the St. Vrain school district, CU Boulder and UCCS are able to provide curriculum materials for students who attend.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for us to work with Northrop Grumman,” said Axel Reitzig, coordinator of Innovation, St. Vrain Valley School District. “They have provided us with the necessary resources to create a meaningful, educational STEM experience for hundreds of students.”

Learning from Northrop Grumman employees

Northrop Grumman’s virtual STEM camps will provide more than 100 students with an opportunity to work collaboratively and learn about cybersecurity, machine learning and robotics.

Students will also hear from Northrop Grumman staff who work in the STEM fields.

"Every year, these camps inspire young people to pursue STEM education,” said Calvin Pennamon, Director, Overhead Persistent Infrared Exploitation System, Northrop Grumman. “It is our privilege to partner with local schools and universities, and to help develop the next generation of STEM talent.”

The camps last several weeks and the new virtual format enables students from various locations to participate.

Expanding and enhancing STEM opportunities

Northrop Grumman STEM

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are dedicated to expanding and enhancing STEM education opportunities for students globally.

With an emphasis on middle school and university level students, their engineering and technology-based partnerships are designed to excite, engage and educate students as they defend cyber networks, engineer autonomous vehicles, explore space and more.

Northrop Grumman also provides workforce-relevant professional development to middle school educators to advance their competence in teaching STEM subjects, in turn, inspiring students to explore STEM careers and increasing their skills proficiency. 

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Northrop Grumman employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.

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