DALLAS, Aug. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has announced a $4,000 donation to the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center School of Science and Engineering in Dallas to benefit minority students in the field of science and engineering.

"Northrop Grumman has a long-standing commitment to institutions that promote math, science and engineering education," said Thomas Shelman, vice president and chief information officer for Northrop Grumman. "Through this contribution, we hope to motivate these most talented students to seek careers in technology and engineering, where there is great demand for a skilled, well-educated workforce."

The donated funds will be used to support the school's advanced placement program. This intensive curriculum allows high school students to enroll in college courses for credit that can be applied toward higher education upon graduation from high school.

"The Dallas School of Science and Engineering is grateful to Northrop Grumman for its generous contribution," said the school's administrator Charles Tuttle. "Our institution and its faculty are progressive in its curriculum of preparing minority students for the rigorous demands of the science and engineering profession."

Northrop Grumman has more than 1,900 employees in Texas. The company supports several Texas state agencies and the U.S. Air Force with various information technology services.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees, and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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