SALT LAKE CITY – June 5, 2013 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has provided grants worth a total of $5,700 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational initiatives in Salt Lake City metropolitan area schools.
Northrop Grumman awarded 19 individual grants of $300 each to teachers in local elementary, middle, junior high and high schools to fund projects that promote STEM education and awareness. The grants were open to teachers at any public or charter school with an open enrollment policy. Selection was based upon the proposed activity's potential to engage students and the level of STEM focus.
The grant program, which is in its second year, was announced in recognition of National Engineers Week in mid-February and winners were notified in May. Grants must be used in the current calendar year to purchase equipment, supplies, publications or transportation related to the proposed STEM project.
The following teachers received the Northrop Grumman National Engineers Week STEM grants:
- Spencer Alston – Bryant Middle School (Salt Lake City)
- Wayne Aprill – Sand Ridge Junior High School (Roy)
- Enrique Arce-Larreta – West High School (Salt Lake City)
- Brittany Dimick – Calvin Smith Elementary (Taylorsville)
- Blaine Draper – South Weber Elementary (South Weber)
- Karen Durfee – Jordan High School (Sandy)
- Timothy Feltner – Layton High School (Layton)
- Melissa Fox – Tolman Elementary (Bountiful)
- Kristina Kaly – Rose Park Elementary (Salt Lake City)
- Matthew King – Boulton Elementary (Bountiful)
- Dawn Monson – South Hills Middle School (Riverton)
- Jacqueline Morasco – Bryant Middle School (Salt Lake City)
- Yevgeny Pevzner – Kearns Junior High School (Kearns)
- Joe Porter – Willowcreek Middle School (Lehi)
- Jennifer Remy – Centennial Middle School (Provo)
- Rebecca Rendell – Westvale Elementary (West Jordan)
- Janice Spencer-Wise – Granite Peaks High School (Salt Lake City)
- Stacy Tilelli – Davis Junior High (Kaysville)
- Diane Walsh – Willow Springs Elementary (Draper)
"Northrop Grumman has been a longtime supporter of STEM education, recognizing its importance for our business and for U.S. competitiveness and economic growth," said Gorik Hossepian, vice president of Northrop Grumman's Navigation and Positioning Systems business unit. "Our hope is that these grants, along with our unique STEM outreach programs, will continue to foster student interest in science- and math-based educational initiatives."
The teacher grants reinforce Northrop Grumman's commitment to STEM education. The company annually sponsors the High School Involvement Partnership program, which offers high school seniors hands-on job training and mentoring from Northrop Grumman employees. Additionally, the Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars program provides academic-based scholarships to promising high school seniors who plan to pursue a career in engineering.
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