Northrop Grumman is featured for inspiring diverse STEM talent

Northrop Grumman is featured for inspiring diverse STEM talent

 November 16, 2022

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Fortune has featured the work of Northrop Grumman in partnering with schools to support diverse STEM students.

The article explains why STEM education needs to cultivate opportunities for underrepresented students, and outlines how Northrop Grumman is stepping up and inspiring a diverse generation of talent.

Leslie Coppin [pictured above] is an experienced process engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the defense and space industry. She taps into her STEM skills as an engineering manager at Northrop Grumman's rocket assembly plant. 

Likewise, there are many talented women working for Northrop Grumman. Defense Systems President, Roshan Roeder, says: “Northrop Grumman designs and manufactures some of the world’s most advanced technologies. To continue to lead the way in innovation, we need to help develop students’ interests and abilities in STEM.”

The Fortune article stated that students in Northrop Grumman's High School Involvement Partnership mentoring program gain "hands-on experience, working side-by-side with Northrop Grumman engineers on the company’s core capabilities, products, and programs."

To date, more than 5,000 high school students have participated at one of the company’s sites. Northrop Grumman also supports students financially and academically in numerous undergraduate programs that are designed to enroll a successful and diverse STEM pipeline.

Roshan says: "The future space workforce will require a unique mix of technical skills—perhaps even as part of a totally new discipline. It’s important to get students excited about careers in STEM because when we think about the future of technology and how rapidly things are developing around us, we need their ideas, their perspectives, and their solutions to solve some of the world’s most complex problems."

Read the article in full. 

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