ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Aug. 5, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Rolling Meadows facility recently hosted the Museum of Science and Industry sponsored Science Chicago program. The activity, entitled Science Saturday, gave Chicago-area residents a backstage pass to the engineering, science and mathematics employed by engineers at Northrop Grumman, a leading global security company.
On Saturday, July 18, Northrop Grumman opened its doors and toured over 40 participants ages 12 and up through the Rolling Meadows facility, stopping at informational exhibits that demonstrated the laser technology, radar systems, infrared cameras and acoustic sensors behind the defensive systems that help protect United States military personnel. The hands-on exhibits were presented by the Northrop Grumman engineers who develop and manufacture this cutting-edge technology.
"Our goal here at Northrop Grumman is to support the warfighter, which we do every day using science and mathematics," said John Buckley, vice president of Engineering and Manufacturing, Central Region, at Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. "Encouraging lifelong pursuits and interest in science, technology, engineering and math will help increase the emphasis on these important career fields that are so critical to our nation's economy and security. We are thrilled we could share the work we do each and every day with members of our surrounding community."
Science Saturdays offer rare, behind-the-scenes tours at internationally known research facilities and labs as well as up-close examinations of the natural wonders of Chicago, surrounding communities and the universe.
"Science Chicago" brings together more than 140 of the area's leading academic, scientific, corporate and non-profit institutions to host thousands of programs that provide hands-on learning; spur thoughtful debate; and build enthusiasm for the pursuit of cutting-edge science. "Science Chicago" aims to help establish the critical value of science and math education at a time when the nation's competitive advantage is at risk.
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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