Northrop Grumman Foundation Supporting Space Camp® Scholarships for Students and Teachers in Australia, Japan, the U.K. And the U.S.

Tenth year that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has supported Space Camp® attendance - encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) FALLS CHURCH, Va. – July 10, 2018 –The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom...

Tenth year that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has supported Space Camp® attendance - encouraging student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – July 10, 2018 –The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States to attend Space Camp® this week, July 8-13 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. The foundation is sponsoring 54 teachers and 98 students to attend this year’s camp. This year marks the tenth year the Foundation has sponsored the program, partnering with nearly 280 schools, exposing nearly 1,000 students and teachers from around the globe to space exploration and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Northrop Grumman Foundation Supporting Space Camp Scholarships for Students and Teachers in Australia Japan the U.K. and the U.S.
Space Camp participants

“Space Camp is an incredible experience for students who want to explore the wonders of space and for teachers who want to generate more excitement in the classroom by using tools and resources they gain during camp,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president, Northrop Grumman Foundation and vice president, global corporate responsibility, Northrop Grumman. “Our partnership with the Space Camp® program supports our education strategy in exciting, engaging and inspiring middle school students and their teachers in STEM.”

Here are the students and teachers Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are sponsoring:

School Name

Location

Participants

Academy for Academics & Arts

AL

1

Teacher

Adams Middle School

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Bertha Sadler Means Young Women's Leadership Academy

TX

1

Student

1

Teacher

Castlewood Elementary School

VA

1

Student

Cheyenne-Eagle Butte School

SD

1

Student

1

Teacher

Columbia Middle School

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Crockett Middle School

TX

1

Student

Daiichi Junior High School

Japan

2

Students

1

Teacher

Downham Market Academy

United Kingdom

3

Students

2

Teachers

Eagleview Middle School

CO

1

Teacher

El Segundo Middle School

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Emerado Elementary School

ND

1

Student

1

Teacher

Emmet Cope Middle School

LA

1

Student

1

Teacher

Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering

CA

3

Students

2

Teachers

Hakuo Junior High School

Japan

2

Students

1

Teacher

Hale Charter Academy

CA

1

Student

1

Teacher

Hawarden High School

United Kingdom

2

Students

1

Teacher

Honaker Elementary/Middle School

VA

1

Teacher

J.E.Brown Middle School

GA

2

Students

1

Teacher

John F. Kennedy Middle School

VA

1

Teacher

Kilmer Middle School

VA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Kimball Hill Elementary School

IL

2

Students

King George Middle School

VA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Kings Fork Middle School

VA

2

Students

KIPP Comienza Community Prep - Upper School

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Lakeland Elementary Middle School

MD

2

Students

1

Teacher

Lebanon Middle School

VA

1

Student

Liberty Middle

AL

1

Student

Meadowbrook Middle School

CA

1

Student

Mission Middle School

NE

2

Students

1

Teacher

Monroney Middle School

OK

2

Students

1

Teacher

Monrovia Middle School

AL

2

Student

2

Teachers

North Middle School: Health Sciences & Technology Campus

CO

2

Students

1

Teacher

Oak Valley Middle School

CA

2

Teachers

Ocean View Jr High

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Piedmont Lakes Middle School

FL

2

Students

1

Teacher

Plain Dealing High School

LA

1

Student

Priory Witham Academy

United Kingdom

1

Student

Quest Academy

UT

2

Students

1

Teacher

Riverton Intermediate

AL

1

Student

Sam Houston Middle School

TX

1

Student

1

Teacher

Schroeder Middle School

ND

1

Student

Seaman Middle School USD 345

KS

2

Students

1

Teacher

Sebastian Middle School

FL

2

Students

1

Teacher

Seth Low IS 96

NY

2

Students

1

Teacher

Shinmei Junior High School

Japan

3

Students

1

Teacher

Skyview Middle School

CO

2

Students

Sparkman Middle

AL

2

Students

1

Teacher

Spring Ridge Middle School

MD

2

Teachers

Spring Valley Academy

CA

1

Student

Stone Magnet Middle School

FL

2

Students

1

Teacher

Sunshine College

Australia

2

Students

1

Teacher

Sykesville Middle School

MD

2

Students

1

Teacher

The Canobolas Rural Technology High School

Australia

2

Students

1

Teacher

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy

CA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Tibbetts Middle School

NM

1

Student

1

Teacher

Truman Middle School

NM

1

Student

1

Teacher

Twin Peaks Middle School

CA

3

Students

Up Academy Leonard

MA

2

Students

1

Teacher

Warrington Middle School

FL

2

Students

1

Teacher

Weldon E. Howitt Middle School

NY

1

Student

1

Teacher

Westminster Christian Academy

AL

1

Student

Willow Bend Elementary School

IL

1

Teacher

Winton Woods Middle School

OH

2

Students

1

Teacher

Grand Total

152

Participants

Students are participating in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing astronaut-training simulators and simulating space shuttle missions. Science teachers are attending the Space Academy for Educators®, a program designed to provide teachers the tools to enhance how they use STEM concepts in their classrooms.

“I’m passionate about space and love to learn about what it takes to become an engineer or astronaut,” said Clyus Moore, a sixth grader from Twin Peaks Middle in Poway, California who is attending camp this year. “I have aspirations to go to college and work for Northrop Grumman when I get older and I will be the first generation to graduate college from my family.”

In addition to Space Camp®, the Northrop Grumman Foundation is proud to support Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS), a special week of Space Camp® coordinated by certified teachers of the visually impaired. SCIVIS brings students together from across the United States and several countries, to engage in space exploration using special equipment such as braille and voice output computers.

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Space Camp adventures

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 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 sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2017, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing over $20.4 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association and CyberPatriot, the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, Great Minds in Stem (Viva Technology) and EarthEcho International’s Expeditions.

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