LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12, 2009 -- Four Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees were honored at the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) for their technical achievements and leadership. Rosa Sandoval and Ana-Luisa Ramirez both received the Luminary award, Teresa Segura was awarded the Most Promising award and Emilio Sovero received the Outstanding Technical Achievement award.

Sandoval and Ramirez were named HENAAC Luminary awardees, which recognized them for their leadership, collaboration and initiative in programs and research within their respective organizations.

"The celebration of these Hispanic achievers helps provide our community and our youth with mentors and leaders who can motivate individuals to attain success in these fields," said Frank Flores, vice president of engineering for Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems sector. "At our sector, we recognize the advances of our Hispanic employees in many ways, including Adelante, an internal Hispanic networking group. It is their recognition and stories that help mold the engineers and scientists of tomorrow."

As a subsystems design engineer for the N-UCAS program at Northrop Grumman's Aerospace System sector in El Segundo, Calif., Sandoval prepares and releases component procurement packages for the electrical power generation and distribution equipment. Furthermore, she is responsible for management of supplier performance including testing and data submittals.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, San Diego, with a specialization in design.

Ramirez, the lead systems engineer for the Imagery Intelligence group for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector in Baltimore, is involved in the overall design of military products that directly impact the nation's security. She provides input to several military programs, presents technical subjects to clients, writes technical requirements and oversees program tasks.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland College Park.

Segura was awarded the Most Promising, Advanced Degree award for her technical contributions and achievements. She is a staff scientist of Civil Systems Business Development for Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems sector in Redondo Beach, Calif. She leads concept design and development studies for spacecraft missions related to Mars, Jupiter, asteroids, comets, the Earth, and the Moon. In particular, she develops science investigation goals, sizes the scientific instrument payloads for each mission, and makes decisions on primary subsystem designs such as propulsion, communications, and avionics.

Segura earned a bachelor's degree in astrophysics from Columbia University, and a master's and doctorate degree in astrophysical, planetary, and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Sovero received the Outstanding Technical Achievement award for his significant contribution to science, engineering or technology by having designed, developed, managed or assisted in the development of a product, service, system or intellectual property. Sovero, chief scientist in the mixed signal and power center at Northrop Grumman Advanced Systems and the program manager of the DARPA A-to-I Receiver Development program at the company's Aerospace Systems sector in Manhattan Beach, Calif., is involved in several projects as well as writing proposals for new contracts.

He earned a Bachelor of Science, a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in applied physics and information science all from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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