ADVISORY, Oct. 11, 2012 --

Teachers will learn how to ignite student interest in STEM subjects through engaging techniques that connect standards-based content with current topics, STEM career paths, and examples of diverse scientists working in the field today. Educators will receive professional development credit, classroom materials and access to lessons learned by peers who have participated in a Sally Ride Science seminar.

The event will take place at Northrop Grumman's Space Park campus in Redondo Beach, historic cradle of high technology and space innovation. Sally Ride Science faculty, composed of nationally recognized current and former teachers, will lead the training.

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 .

  CONTACT: Amy Akmal
         (424) 254-6945

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The Northrop Grumman Foundation and Sally Ride Science are teaming up to help Southern California teachers ignite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Fifty teachers from Los Angeles, the South Bay and Long Beach will take part in the Sally Ride Science Educator Institute.
When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
8 a.m. Pacific time
Media are advised to arrive by 7:30 a.m. Members of the media must hold U.S. citizenship.
Where: Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
1 Space Park, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
S-Building Cafeteria
Members of the media will receive directions and parking instructions upon RSVP.
Visuals: Hands-on "Mystery Box" and "Science Career Cards" activities
RSVP: Amy Akmal
(424) 254-6945