PASCAGOULA, Miss., Jan. 19, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Shipbuilding sector has awarded $82,000 in grants to Gulf Coast school districts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama to use for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) projects. Each district selected one middle school to receive the grant enabling them to implement and improve necessary STEM resources.

“Shipbuilding is a multi-generational business,” said Irwin F. Edenzon, vice president and general manager, Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding - Gulf Coast. “These grants provide a way for us to invest in our communities so the schools can give these students the tools to become the shipbuilders and engineers who will perpetuate this business for future generations.”

Representatives from schools and school districts across the Gulf Coast attended a short ceremony in the company’s chemistry lab where they were awarded their grant checks, and provided details describing their STEM projects.

“I want to thank Northrop Grumman for enhancing the science and technology projects,” said Robert Hirsch, superintendent, Ocean Springs School District. “Everyone knows this is a time of great financial uncertainty and cutbacks, so we especially appreciate the fact that Northrop Grumman is pushing technology, math and science at this time.”

Visit for information about participating in the STEM grant program, the company’s contributions guidelines, and an online application. Only one middle school STEM program will be selected for each school district. Grant applications must be submitted by Aug. 31, 2010. Applications submitted earliest will be considered first.

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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