CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) awarded scholarships for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) development and related technologies to three students from Dickson College in Canberra to encourage their continued interest in pursuing careers in science and technology.
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"We've held regular meetings with the Dickson College UAV team and are impressed each and every time they show us the new technologies they're developing," said Mary Petryszyn, vice president, International, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "These students have developed software that allows a UAV to fly pre-determined routes and even built a complex image recognition system."
The scholars are Noah Ingham for Outstanding Achievement in Autonomous Systems, Amy Blunt as part of the Women in Technology award and Jack Hubbard for UAV Engineering.
"Our students' achievements have even exceeded my wildest dreams," said Andrew Moss, robotics, UAV and engineering teacher at Dickson College. "Our partnership with Northrop Grumman is excellent and we are expecting even more great accomplishments from students into the next year."
Northrop Grumman participates in a number of educational programs in countries around the world that are aimed at promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics education (STEM).
Northrop Grumman and Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to promoting STEM programs in countries around the world. Northrop Grumman employees actively volunteer in support of many STEM organizations in their communities.
In 2014, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation have supported a number of outreach efforts, including the Australian Science Teachers Association in training workshops and conferences, American Australian Association Fellowship student exchange program, Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
About Dickson College
Dickson College is a year 11 and 12 public school located in Canberra, Australia. The school offers a wide range of learning opportunities including industry focused science, engineering and technology programs. Please visit www.dicksonc.act.edu.au for more information.
About Northrop Grumman
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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