ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 29, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) presented the Central Florida STEM Education Council today with a $15,000 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education grant. The grant supports the council's website, which will provide an online community and STEM education resource center for teachers, parents and students.

"Northrop Grumman Corporation is committed to the education of our nation's youth by providing unique educational experiences related to STEM," said Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "As a major employer in central Florida, we are proud to partner with the Central Florida STEM Education Council on programs that support students and teachers while also improving STEM curricula."

The Central Florida STEM Education Council is a collaborative effort between academia, industry, professional organizations and government with a long term objective of increasing student interest in pursuing STEM careers in support of the technical workforce for the security and continued economic growth of the United States.

"I want to thank Northrop Grumman for their generous contribution, which is the largest our organization has received to date. This website is the cornerstone of our communication and outreach program as it provides a centralized location for us to communicate the importance of STEM education, along with providing education resources to parents, students and teachers," said Bruce Furino, president, Central Florida STEM Education Council.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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