Northrop Grumman Corporation, Foundation Sponsorship Boosts Festival's Message on Innovation and STEM

i-8eb59314d2f16c19abbab490d903ccd6-northrop_grumman_logo_6.jpgGlobal security giant Northrop Grumman Corporation is returning as a major Festival Sponsor and - in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman Foundation - is significantly enhancing the Festival's focus on technical innovation and STEM disciplines.

"Northrop Grumman Corporation, in partnership with its Foundation, is committed to inspiring and encouraging the next generation of innovators in STEM disciplines through funding and support of educational and outreach opportunities for students and teachers," says Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president of Corporate Responsibility and president of Northrop Grumman Foundation.

Northrop Grumman has also announced that it is doubling its commitment over last year's Festival participation. We at the Festival sincerely thank them for their generosity!

As a leading global security company, Northrop Grumman provides innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

"I attended the Festival Expo last year," says Sandra, "and personally saw what a great opportunity it was for students, teachers, families and others to learn, through hands-on interaction, from a wide range of STEM professionals what science and engineering is all about. I've been telling everyone that this is an event they certainly don't want to miss!"

Last year's Expo goers are sure to remember Northrop Grumman's exhibits and demonstrations that centered on the diverse high-tech talents and know-how used by the corporation's scientists and engineers in global security - from what it takes to develop unmanned aircraft, satellites as well as protect our nation in the cyber world.

Next year's activities by Northrop Grumman, while still being finalized, will focus on exhibits to engage middle school students and teachers in STEM. "We'll focus on some great hands-on activities such as robotics competitions, a possible game dealing with STEM and even the intricacies behind a flight simulator," says Sandra.

And, in the weeks leading up to the Expo, Northrop Grumman's project engineer Steve Smalley will also return as a Nifty Fifty speaker to schools to speak about the need for more scientists and engineers.

More like this

The Northrop Grumman Foundation returns as a major Festival Sponsor, and will be significantly enhancing the Festival's focus on STEM through impressive activities at the Expo -- including exciting new competitions in cyber defense and robotics! "The Northrop Grumman Foundation is committed to…
By Shawn Flaherty The first ever X-STEM: Extreme STEM Symposium—presented by Northrop Grumman Foundation and MedImmune—kicks-off the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor Lockheed Martin.  Being held on April 24th at the Walter E.…
  Many people know Walmart as the largest corporate retailer in the world, but did you also realize it is a leading innovator and employer in STEM? At Festival Expo 2014, you'll discover in unforgettable ways this other side of Walmart, which this year is serving as an Americum-level Sponsor of…
By Shawn Flaherty What is the universe made of? What does science have to do with extreme sports? And how would you survive a zombie invasion? The answers to these questions and more are at the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo and Book Fair, hosted by founding and presenting sponsor…