Northrop Grumman Foundation Announces Space Camp® Scholarships to Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Sixth year that Northrop Grumman Foundation will fund student and teacher participation

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northrop Grumman Foundation 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 U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the sixth year that the foundation has funded Space Camp® scholarships.

"We are committed to generating student excitement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and providing our educators with resources, tools and training that help to make them even more inspiring in their classrooms," said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. "There isn't a better way to experience the wonders of space and discovery and the universe than attending Space Camp, which has provided an out of this world experience for adults and children for more than 30 years."

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.

School

Location

Participants




Joe Walker Middle School

Lancaster, Calif.

1 student
1 teacher

McKenney Intermediate

Yuba City, Calif.

2 students
1 teacher

Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Palmdale, Calif.

1 student

Colin L. Powell Academy

Long Beach, Calif.

1 student
1 teacher

Samuel Gompers Middle School

Los Angeles, Calif.

2 students
1 teacher




Will Rogers Middle  School

Lawndale, Calif.

1 student

South Gate Middle School

South Gate, Calif.

1 student
1 teacher

Bernardo Heights Middle School

San Diego, Calif.

1 student

Poway Unified School District, Career Technical Education

San Diego, Calif.

1 teacher

RH Dana Middle School

Hawthorne, Calif.

1 student
1 teacher

Adams Middle School

Redondo Beach, Calif.

1 student

Salt Lake Center for Science Education

Salt Lake City, Utah

2 students
1 teacher

Joyce Clark Middle School

Sierra Vista, Ariz.

2 students
1 teacher

Sebastian Middle School

St. Augustine, Fla.

1 student

Switzerland Point Middle School

St. Augustine, Fla.

3 students
2 teachers

Leonardtown Middle School

Leonardtown, Md.

2 students
1 teacher

Tucker Middle School

Tucker, Ga.

2 students
1 teacher

Redan Middle School

Lithonia, Ga.

2 students
1 teacher

Sequoyah Middle School

Doraville, Ga.

2 students
1 teacher

Copiague Middle School

Copiague, N.Y.

2 students
2 teachers

Westbury Middle School

Westbury, N.Y.

2 students
1 teacher

Lebanon Middle School

Lebanon, Va.

2 students

Carver Middle School

Chester, Va.

2 students
1 teacher

King George Middle School

King George, Va.

2 students

Langston Hughes Middle School

Reston, Va.

2 students

Kramer Middle School

Washington, D.C.

2 students
2 teachers

Luther Jackson Middle School

Falls Church, Va.

2 students

Matoaca Middle School

Chester, Va.

1 teacher

Lamar Middle School

Irving, Texas

1 student

Taylor Middle School

Albuquerque, N.M.

2 students
1 teacher

Belen Middle School

Albuquerque, N.M.

1 teacher

James Irwin Charter Middle School

Colorado Springs, Colo.

2 students
1 teacher

Schroeder Middle School

Grand Forks, N.D.

1 student
1 teacher

South Middle School

Grand Forks, N.D.

1 student

Madison Elementary School

Huntsville, Ala.

1 teacher

Ed White Middle School

Huntsville, Ala.

1 student

Holy Family School

Huntsville, Ala.

1 student

Bowie Middle School

Irving, Texas

1 student

Patton Jr. High School

Fort Leavenworth, Kan.

2 students
1 teacher

Belle Ryan Elementary School

Omaha, Neb.

2 students
1 teacher

Carl Sandburg Jr. High

Rolling Meadows, Ill.

2 students
1 teacher

Kingston Grammar School

Epsom, Surrey, United Kingdom

2 students
1 teacher

The Priory Witham

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

2 students
1 teacher

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.

The USSRC Space Camp® is the premier provider of authentic, inspiring and entertaining educational experiences in space science and aviation. The Space Academy for Educators amplifies that mission by using the excitement of the program to create an immersive learning environment where teachers learn new ways to present concepts in their classrooms effectively. Additional information about this year's Space Camp® can be found at http://www.spacecamp.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 STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. Northrop Grumman employees actively volunteer in support of many STEM organizations in their communities and internationally. In 2013, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing millions of dollars to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation supports diverse and sustainable programs for students and teachers. These programs create innovative education experiences in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.

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