17 July 2014
The Northrop Grumman Foundation said it has announced the sponsorship of scholarships for middle school students and teachers from across the United States and the United Kingdom to attend Space Camp July 27-Aug. 1 at the US Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.
This is the sixth year that the foundation has funded Space Camp scholarships.
This year´s sponsored space campers are 34 middle school teachers from eight states and 64 middle school students from 16 states and the District of Columbia. Four students and two teachers are from the United Kingdom.
Student campers will go through the ultimate space adventure this summer, participating in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing weightlessness in an astronaut-training simulator and simulating space travel preparation. Their science teachers will attend the Space Academy for Educators, a program designed to provide teachers the tools to enhance how they use STEM concepts in their classrooms.
The sponsorship is part of the Northrop Grumman Foundation´s K-12 Initiative, which aims to advance excellence in STEM education by encouraging and supporting students and teachers from elementary school through high school.
Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. For more information, visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.