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June 5, 2013

Northrop Grumman supports STEM education initiatives by awarding grants to Los Angeles area teachers

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. -†Northrop Grumman) has provided grants worth a total of $3,300 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives in Los Angeles metropolitan area schools.

Northrop Grumman awarded 11 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to fund projects that promote STEM education and awareness. The grants were open to teachers at any public or charter school with an open enrollment policy. Selection was based upon the proposed activity’s potential to engage students and the level of STEM focus.

The grant program, which is in its second year, was announced in recognition of National Engineers Week in mid-February and winners were notified in May. Grants must be used in the current calendar year to purchase equipment, supplies, publications or transportation related to the proposed STEM project.

The following teachers received the Northrop Grumman National Engineers Week STEM grants:

  • Krista Decker ñ Hamlin Charter Academy (West Hills)
  • Lori De Leon ñ Woodland Hills Academy (Woodland Hills)
  • Albert Estrada ñ Valley Alternative Magnet High School (Lake Balboa)
  • Maureen Garrett ñ Woodland Hills Academy (Woodland Hills)
  • Laura Hanley ñ Balboa Magnet Elementary (Northridge)
  • Jeff Jackson ñ Simi Valley High School (Simi Valley)
  • Kevin Lorch ñ Mesa Verde Middle School (Moorpark)
  • Monique Perez ñ Palmdale Learning Plaza (Palmdale)
  • Julie Pugh ñ Simi Valley High School (Simi Valley)
  • Carlos Rodriguez ñ Grover Cleveland High School (Reseda)
  • Mark Sheinberg ñ Santa Susana High School (Simi Valley)

“Northrop Grumman has been a longtime supporter of STEM education, recognizing its importance for our business and for U.S. competitiveness and economic growth,” said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation and Positioning Systems business unit. “Our hope is that these grants, along with our unique STEM outreach programs, will continue to foster student interest in science- and math-based educational initiatives.”

The teacher grants reinforce Northrop Grumman’s commitment to STEM education. The company annually sponsors the High School Involvement Partnership program, which offers high school seniors hands-on job training and mentoring from Northrop Grumman employees. Additionally, the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program provides academic-based scholarships to promising high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in engineering.




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