Northrop Grumman Foundation Space Camp® Scholarships Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Seventh year that Northrop Grumman Foundation is funding student and teacher participation -- first-time sponsoring attendees from Australia

Jul 31, 2015, 13:00 ET from Northrop Grumman Foundation

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from across the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia attending Space Camp® July 26-31 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the seventh year that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has funded Space Camp® scholarships and the first year Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored students and teachers from Australia.

"We are very excited to continue our involvement with Space Camp®, to increase the number of students and teachers we are sponsoring, and to add participants from Australia and attendees recommended by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society," said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. "Space Camp is a fantastic experience for students who want to explore the wonders of space and for teachers who want to expand their science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) tools."

This year Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation sponsored 80 students and 48 teachers.

School

Location

Participants

Adams Middle School

Redondo Beach, Calif.

1 Student

Arthur Philip High School

Australia

2 Students
1 Teacher

Barnes Wallis Academy

Tattershall, Lincolnshire, UK

4 Students
2 Teachers

Barstow STEM Academy

Barstow, Calif.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Belen Middle School

Belen, N.M.

1 Teacher

Bethpage - John F. Kennedy Middle School

Bethpage, N.Y.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Carl Albert Middle School

Oklahoma City, Okla.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Central Middle School – Brevard Public Schools

West Melbourne, Fla.

1 Teacher

Chapman P-8

Huntsville, Ala.

1 Student

Cleveland Middle School

Albuquerque, N.M.

1 Student

Cocoa HS

Cocoa, Fla.

2 Students

El Segundo Middle School

El Segundo, Calif.

1 Student

F.K. White Middle School

Lake Charles, La.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Farmingdale - Howitt Middle School

Farmingdale, N.Y.

2 Students
2 Teachers

Foothill Ranch Middle School

Sacramento, Calif.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Forest Glen Middle School

Suffolk, Va.

1 Student

Forest Heights STEM Academy

Little Rock, Ark.

1 Student

1 Teacher

Glen Edwards Middle School

Lincoln, Calif.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Horace Mann Middle School

Colorado Springs, Colo.

1 Student
1 Teacher

James Clemens High School

Madison, Ala.

1 Teacher

Jean Childs Young Middle

Atlanta, Ga.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Jefferson Elementary School

Omaha, Neb.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Joe Walker Middle School

Quartz Hill, Calif.

1 Student

John Yeates Middle School

Suffolk, Va.

3 Students
2 Teachers

Joyce Clark Middle School

Sierra Vista, Ariz.

2 Students
1 Teacher

King George Middle School

King George, Va.

2 Students

L. Douglas Wilder Middle School

Richmond, Va.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School

Irving, Texas

2 Students

Luther Jackson Middle School

Falls Church, Va.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Magnolia Middle

Joppa, Md.

3 Students
2 Teachers

McKinley Tech Middle School

District of Columbia

2 Students
1 Teacher

Native American Community Academy

Albuquerque, N.M.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Patton Junior High School, Fort Leavenworth Unified School District 207

Leavenworth, Kan.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Peak to Peak Charter School, Boulder Valley School District

Lafayette, Colo.

1 Student

Plum Grove Jr. High School

Rolling Meadows, Ill.

2 Students
1 Teacher

R. H. Dana Middle School

Hawthorne, Calif.

1 Student

Ronald E McNair Middle

Decatur, Ga.

3 Students
2 Teachers

Sacaton Middle School

Sacaton, Ariz.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Schroeder Middle School, Grand Forks Public Schools

Grand Forks, N.D.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Slauson Elementary School

Azusa, Calif.

1 Student

South Gate Middle School

South Gate, Calif.

2 Students
2 Teachers

South Hills Middle School

Riverton, Utah

2 Students
1 Teacher

South Middle School, Aurora Public Schools

Aurora, Colo.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Stone Magnet Middle School

Melbourne, Fla.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Sutherland Middle School

Charlottesville, Va.

2 Students
1 Teacher

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Palmdale, Calif.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Truman Middle School

Albuquerque, N.M.

1 Teacher

Twin Peaks Middle School

Poway, Calif.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Union Grove Middle School, Killeen ISD

Harker Heights, Texas

1 Student
1 Teacher

Wanniassa P-10 School

Wanniassa ACT 2903, Australia

2 Students
1 Teacher

Will Rogers Middle School

Lawndale, Calif.

1 Student
1 Teacher

Winton Woods Middle School

Cincinnati, Ohio

4 Students
2 Teachers

Woodland Hills Academy

Woodland Hills, Calif.

2 Students
1 Teacher

Students participated in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing astronaut-training simulators and simulating space shuttle missions. Their science teachers attended 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 2014, 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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