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May 31, 2012

Northrop Grumman awards $50,000 in school grants to promote science, technology, engineering, math education

Northrop Grumman awarded a total of $50,000 in grants to 165 K-12 schools to promote education in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

The Engineers Week STEM Grants seek to provide teachers with funding for projects that increase student awareness of the excitement and opportunity to be found in the fields of STEM. Each grant of $300 was given to a school for use by a specific teacher, based on grant proposals submitted by each school. Projects must be STEM related. Grants may be used to purchase equipment, supplies, publications or transportation related to the project.

The 165 schools are located in 14 different states and in the communities near 20 separate Northrop Grumman campuses.

“Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to promoting STEM education to better ensure long-term economic development in this country,” said Ted Imes, director of corporate citizenship for Northrop Grumman’s Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. “These grants will allow students across the nation to become more familiar with the virtues of pursuing a technical education.”

The program was kicked off in February during National Engineers Week, which is a nationwide event dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Any public or charter school with an open enrollment policy was eligible to apply. The winners include elementary, middle and high schools, as well as charter and magnet schools. Grant applications were reviewed by employees at each Northrop Grumman campus.

The National Engineers Week STEM Grants is one of several Northrop Grumman community service programs designed to promote STEM education in the United States. Other programs include Discover”E,” Teachers and Engineers for Academic Achievement (TEAACH), and Worthwhile to Help High School Youth (WORTHY), a High School Involvement Partnership.




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