21 August 2014
Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) partnered again with local high schools and universities to co-host summer camps in July and August, featuring hands-on learning opportunities in cybersecurity, clean energy technologies, biomedical engineering, rocketry and robotics.
This summer marked the first time for the Colorado Springs camp and the second time for the Aurora camp. Created to address the shortage of students interested in cybersecurity and the STEM disciplines, the camps were designed to build excitement among youth for these in-demand career fields.
In Aurora, the company partnered with Colorado State University, College of Engineering; Colorado School of Mines; and Cherry Creek Schools to host the camp, held July 21–24, at Grandview High School. Instructed by company engineers and university students, the camp attracted students, grades 9 12, from across the Denver metro area.
In Colorado Springs, Northrop Grumman partnered with the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs to host the camp, Aug. 4 8, promoting the theme “STEM is Cool.” The camp was held at the UCCS campus and was based on the Aurora curriculum, but also included a focus on rocketry and robotics.
Over the years, Colorado students have been well represented at the AFA CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense competition. In 2012, the Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron, Civil Air Patrol won first place in the All Service Division.
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