SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Oct. 6, 2017 – Northrop Grumman recognizes the value of stimulating the interest of our youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The shortage of skilled professionals in our workforce impacts our nation’s competitiveness and national security. The Northrop Grumman Foundation is proud to find schools and educators like those at Harriet Tubman Village Charter School who are working hard to implement programs to get students excited about, and engaged in STEM.
Harriett Tubman was one of five schools from across the country that was selected as a Fab School Labs contest winner in 2016. Each school that was chosen received a grant of up to $100,000 to create the STEM classroom of their dream. The Fab School Labs contest was designed to drive student interest in STEM by providing public middle school teachers and administrators the chance to create a dream STEM lab and giving students access to the latest learning tools and technologies that stimulate as well as teach.
Harriett Tubman recently commemorated its new state-of-the-art facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the new Fab Lab space. The event celebrated the hard work of everyone in San Diego who helped to make this dream a reality by providing much needed redesign and tools to teach skills needed for 21st century learning and college and career readiness.
“Northrop Grumman congratulates each of our Fab School Labs winners, all of our participating schools and all the STEM teachers across the country who work tirelessly every day to engage and inspire their students,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman, and president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
Local TV news coverage of the event in San Diego, can be found here:
To learn more about the Fab School Labs contest, visit www.FabSchoolLabs.com.
Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2016, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing more than $19 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation