Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces Space Camp® Scholarships for Students and Teachers in Australia, Japan, the UK and the US

Ninth year that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has supported Space Camp® attendance - encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Space Camp, Values & Community, STEM

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – July 11, 2017 –The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp®, July 9-14 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The Foundation is sponsoring 48 teachers and 80 students to attend this year year’s camp, the ninth year they have supported participation.    

“Space Camp is a fantastic experience for students who want to explore the marvels of space and for teachers who want to expand their STEM tools and create more excitement in the classroom,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president, of the Northrop Grumman Foundation and vice president of global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman.  “Support to the Space Camp program is part of our education strategy, which centers on encouraging, supporting and inspiring middle school students and their teachers.”

Here are the students and teachers Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are sponsoring:

School                                                                      Location                                            Participants

Academy Science Foreign Language          Huntsville, Alabama                                2 Students

Aurora Frontier P-8                                         Aurora, Colorado                                      2 Students

                                                                                                                                               1 Teacher

Austin Middle School                                     Irving, Texas                                              1 Student

Bernalillo Middle School                               Bernalillo, New Mexico                            1 Student

                                                                                                                                               1 Teacher

Black Mountain Middle School                    San Diego, California                                1 Teacher

Bowie Middle School                                      Irving, Texas                                              1 Student

Buckhorn Middle School                                New Market, Alabama                             1 Student

Bundamba State Secondary College           Bundamba, Queensland,                         2 Students

                                                                            Australia                                                    1 Teacher

Casimir Middle School                                   Torrance, California                                 1 Student

Castlewood Elementary                                 Castlewood, Virginia                               1 Teacher

Cheyenne - Eagle Butte School                     Eagle Butte, South Dakota                     1 Student

                                                                                                                                               1 Teacher

Cleeve School                                                     Cheltenham,                                           2 Students

                                                                              United Kingdom                                     1 Teacher

Columbia Middle School                                  Sunnyvale, California                             1 Student

Desert Junior-Senior High School                  Edwards, California                                1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Edgewood Middle School                                 Edgewood, Maryland                            3 Students

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

El Segundo Middle School                               El Segundo, California                           1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Esperanza Middle School                                 Lexington Park, Maryland                    1 Student

Forest Glen Middle School                               Suffolk, Virginia                                      1 Teacher

Forest Heights STEM Academy                      Little Rock, Arkansas                             2 Students

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Garfield STEM School                                       Albuquerque, New Mexico                   1 Teacher

Hale Charter Academy School                        Woodland Hills, California                    1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Howitt Middle School                                         Farmingdale, New York                        2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Ipswich State High                                               Brassall, Queensland,                          2 Students

                                                                                 Australia                                                1 Teacher

Jane Addams Elementary                                  Palatine, Illinois                                     1 Teacher

Jardine Middle School                                        Topeka, Kansas                                     1  Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

John F. Kennedy Middle School                        Suffolk, Virginia                                     1 Student

Joyce Clark Middle School                                Sierra Vista, Arizona                             1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Kerr Middle School                                             Oklahoma City, Oklahoma                    2  Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

King George Middle School                              King George, Virginia                             1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

King's Fork Middle School                                 Suffolk, Virginia                                     1 Student

Knob Noster Middle School                              Knob Noster, Missouri                          1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Lakeland Elementary / Middle School            Baltimore, Maryland                              3 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Lebanon Middle School                                     Lebanon, Virginia                                   2 Students

Leonardtown Middle School                             Leonardtown, Maryland                        1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Luther Jackson Middle School                         Falls Church, Virginia                            2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Mann Middle School                                         Colorado Springs, Colorado                  2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Maryvale Middle School                                   Cheektowaga, New York                        2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

McKinley Middle School                                     Washington, D.C.                                   1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Millennial Tech Middle School                          San Diego, California                            1 Student

Mission Middle School                                       Bellevue, Nebraska                               1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

New Directions/Twin Peaks Middle School       Poway, California                               1  Student

Nolan Middle School                                              Killeen, Texas                                     1  Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Norwood Middle School                                 Oliver Springs, Tennessee                      1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Opelika Middle                                                        Opelika, Alabama                              2  Students

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Richard Henry Dana Middle School                   Hawthorne, California                        1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Salt Lake Center for Science Education                Salt Lake City, Utah                        1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Schroeder Middle School                                    Grand Forks, North Dakota                1 Student

                                                                                                                                                1 Teacher

Sebastian Middle School                                         St. Augustine, Florida                     2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Spring Ridge Middle School                                    Lexington Park, Maryland               1 Teacher

Stone Middle School                                                 Melbourne, Florida                          2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Sutherland Middle                                                     Charlottesville, Virginia                   2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Synergy Kinetic Middle School                                Los Angeles, California                  2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy                        Palmdale, California                      2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Twin Peaks Middle School                                        Poway, California                           1 Student

                                                                                                                                                 1 Teacher

Uozu Seibu Junior High School                                Uozu-shi, Toyama-ken,                  2 Students

                                                                                       Japan                                               1 Teacher

Van Buren Middle School                                         Albuquerque, New Mexico             1 Student

Westlawn Middle School                                         Huntsville, Alabama                         1 Student

                                                                                                                                                  1 Teacher

Will Rogers Middle School                                       Lawndale, California                        1 Student

Winston Campus Jr. High                                       Palatine, Illinois                                 2 Students

Winton Woods Middle School                                Cincinnati, Ohio                                 2 Students

                                                                                                                                                 3 Teachers

Students will participate in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing astronaut-training simulators and simulating space shuttle missions. 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 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 for sustainable STEM programmes that span from pre-school to high school and through to university levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2016, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts to support diverse STEM-related activities and groups such as: in the U.S., the Air Force Association CyberPatriot cyber security competition and the Northrop Grumman Foundation Teachers’ Academy (in partnership with the National Science Teachers Association); in the U.K., the CyberCenturion cyber defence competition and the IMechE’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Challenge; Cyber Arabia; and the REC Foundation VEX Robotics competition which includes Australia, Japan, South Korea and the U.S.


Mark Root
Corporate Director, Media Relations
Corporate Communications
(703) 280-2739