Northrop Grumman Awards Engineering Scholarships to Students from Western New York

Values & Community, STEM

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Aug. 22, 2017 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently announced the winners of its ninth annual Engineering Scholars program in the Western New York community. The program will provide college scholarships this fall to two graduating high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics.

Northrop Grumman Awards Engineering Scholarships to Students from Western New York
Susan Nowicki, director of engineering, Amherst Systems and members of her team present Engineering Scholarships to the 2017 recipients, Tim J. Metzger and Taylor A. Kreil. Pictured left to right: Tim Metzger, scholarship recipient; Bob Britton, manager hardware engineering; Bryan Thurnherr, manager systems engineering; Sue Nowicki, director of engineering; John Rabcewicz, manager systems engineering; Bob Scott, manager software engineering; and Taylor Kreil, scholarship recipient.

Taylor A. Kreil of Lancaster High School and Timothy J. Metzger of Niagara-Wheatfield High School each received a merit-based scholarship for their excellent academic achievements, extra-curricular activities and community involvement. The $8,000 scholarships are payable in $2,000 annual installments over four years.

“Science-based expertise is the heart of our technology and is critical to our business and competitiveness,” said Joseph Downie, site director, Amherst Systems business unit, Northrop Grumman. “This program is designed to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics. Programs such as these help us to build a diverse employee pipeline and keep us on the cutting edge of technology innovation.”

Kreil is a member of both the National and Math Honor Societies and has spent four years as a member of the Lancaster High School Marching band. In her free time, she is an active volunteer assistant leader for the Girl Scouts and a teen volunteer assistant at her local church. She will be attending the Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in electrical and computer engineering.

Metzger is also a member of the National Honor Society and has been an active in the Leadership Youth Organization of Niagara County. He is a student-athlete who participates in soccer and baseball and served as captain of the junior varsity team for which he was named MVP. He will study computer engineering at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Further information about the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program is available at: http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/EngineeringScholars.aspx

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. In addition to the Engineering Scholars program, the company provides 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. In 2016, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing $19.2 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

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Steve Lamb
Land & Avionics C4ISR
Mission Systems
(224) 625-4627