Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces Space Camp® Sponsorship to Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces Space Camp® Sponsorship to Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Fifth year that Northrop Grumman Foundation will fund student and teacher participation

PR Newswire

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northrop Grumman Foundation has announced the sponsorship of middle school students and teachers from across the United States to attend Space Camp® July 27-Aug. 1 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Ala. This is the fifth year that the foundation has funded Space Camp® sponsorships.

"We are committed to generating more student excitement about science, technology, engineering and math [STEM] and providing our teachers with more resources, tools and training," said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. "There isn't a better way to experience the wonders of space and discovery and the universe – than attending Space Camp, which has provided an enriching experience for adults and children for more than 30 years."

This year's sponsored space campers are 17 middle school teachers from eight states and 65 middle school students from 10 states and the District of Columbia. Two students and one teacher are from the United Kingdom.

School

Location

Participants

O.W. Holmes Middle School

Alexandria, Va.

3 students

1 teacher

Luther Jackson Middle School

Falls Church, Va.

3 students

1 teacher

Gamble Rogers Middle School

St. Augustine, Fla.

2 students

McNair Middle School

Rockledge, Fla.

2 students

Berner Middle School

Massapequa, N.Y.

1 student

1 teacher

Adams Middle School

Redondo Beach, Calif.

1 student

Dana Middle School

Hawthorne, Calif.

1 student

Casimir Middle School

Torrance, Calif.

1 student

Joe Walker Middle School

Lancaster, Calif.

1 student

Endeavour Middle School

Lancaster, Calif.

1 student

Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Palmdale, Calif.

1 student

Henry T. Gage Middle School

Huntington Park, Calif.

2 students

Mesa Verde Middle School

San Diego, Calif.

2 students

Will Rogers Middle School

Lawndale, Calif.

1 teacher

Oak Valley Middle School

San Diego, Calif.

1 teacher

Depew Middle School

Depew, N.Y.

6 students

1 teacher

Walter R. Sundling Jr. High School

Palatine, Ill.

5 students

1 teacher

East Middle School

Westminster, Md.

1 student

Northwest Middle School

Taneytown, Md.

1 student

North Carroll Middle School

Hampstead, Md.

1 student

1 teacher

West Middle

Westminster, Md.

1 student

New Windsor Middle

New Windsor, Md.

1 student

Madiba Prep Middle School

Brooklyn, N.Y.

2 students

1 teacher

Castlewood Elementary School

Castlewood, Va.

2 students

1 teacher

Hughes Middle School

Reston, Va.

2 students

Twin Peaks Middle School

Poway, Calif.

1 student

Mesa Verde Middle School

San Diego, Calif.

1 student

Stephen White Middle School

Torrance, Calif.

2 students

1 teacher

Montgomery Ridge Intermediate School

Maryville, Tenn.

1 student

Coulter Grove Intermediate School

Maryville, Tenn.

1 student

Madison School

Sacramento, Calif.

1 student

Castillero Middle School

San Jose, Calif.

1 student

Winston Education Campus

Washington, D.C.

2 students

Bowie Middle School

Irving, Texas

2 students

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School

Irving, Texas

1 student

1 teacher

Austin Middle School

Irving, Texas

1 student

1 teacher

Lamar Middle School

Irving, Texas

1 student

King's Fork Middle School

Suffolk, Va.

2 students

1 teacher

Van Buren Middle School

Albuquerque, N.M.

2 students

1 teacher

J.I. Watson Middle School

Iowa, La.

1 student

1 teacher

John Yeates Middle School

Suffolk, Va.

1 teacher

Bourne Academy

Stamford, Lincolnshire, U.K.

2 students

1 teacher

Student campers will go through the ultimate space adventure this summer, participating in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing weightlessness in an astronaut-training simulator and simulating space travel preparation. Their science teachers will attend the Space Academy for Educators, a program designed to provide teachers the tools to enhance how they use STEM concepts in their classrooms.

The sponsorship is part of the Northrop Grumman Foundation's K-12 Initiative, which aims to advance excellence in STEM education by encouraging and supporting students and teachers from elementary school through high school.

The USSRC Space Camp® is the premier provider of authentic, inspiring and entertaining educational experiences in space science and aviation. The Space Academy for Educators amplifies that mission by using the excitement of the program to create an immersive learning environment where teachers learn new ways to present concepts in their classrooms effectively. Additional information about this year's Space Camp® can be found at http://www.spacecamp.com/.

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 STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. Northrop Grumman employees actively volunteer in support of many STEM organizations in their communities and internationally. In 2012, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing approximately $22.8 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (Vex Robotics) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.

SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation

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