Northrop Grumman empowers next generation of STEM leaders

Northrop Grumman empowers next generation of STEM leaders

 July 04, 2018

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation announced that it is sponsoring two students and one teacher from The Canobolas Rural Technology High School in Orange, New South Wales, and two students and one teacher from Sunshine College, in Melbourne, Victoria, to attend Space Camp® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

This is the fourth year the Northrop Grumman Foundation has supported Australian students and teachers to participate in the program, which aims to excite and inspire the next generation of space leaders, explorers, scientists, teachers and engineers.

Building skills and interest in space

“We are thrilled to be able to support passionate Australian students and teachers in building their skills and interest in space,” said Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia. “Northrop Grumman remains committed to empowering the next generation of leaders in STEM who’ll go on to contribute to advancements in science and technology, vital to Australia’s future prosperity and security.”

Wes Bush, chairman and chief executive officer, Northrop Grumman, presented the Space Camp® participants with their official Space Packs in Canberra yesterday. The participants will join over 150 Northrop Grumman Foundation-sponsored students and teachers to take part in the week-long program. 

Space Camp® provides students with real-world opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and their interest in space, in a series of interactive exercises. Students will have the chance to build and launch rockets, use astronaut-training equipment and conduct a simulated space shuttle mission. Teachers attending Space Camp® take part in the Space Academy for Educators, a program that provides them with the tools to enhance how they present STEM concepts in their classrooms.

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. 


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