FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees will come together this week, Feb. 22-27, for community outreach and innovation activities in celebration of Engineers Week. Northrop Grumman is a longtime supporter of the annual weeklong national event, which celebrates engineering with kids, educators and parents and promotes engineering careers by increasing public dialogue and awareness.
Northrop Grumman's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outreach programs will be in full swing at the company's facilities across the nation. Entertaining and career-inspiring activities and competitions will include:
- Student tours of Northrop Grumman engineering facilities. Future generations of engineers will participate in hands-on learning activities and discover exciting engineering career opportunities.
- "Grow a Bridge" competitions where teams test their skills in designing, building and demonstrating the strength of freestanding bridges "grown" from 3D printing and additive manufacturing designed to withstand extreme payloads.
- "Egg-cellent Landing" challenges showcasing unique devices designed to land delicate eggs safely to the ground from heights above 30 ft.
- More than 100 high school students will be introduced to the world of STEM through various activities involving trebuchets, snap circuits, roller coasters and coding.
- "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day" is an international movement focused on raising awareness of opportunities for females to get involved and celebrate engineering. Northrop Grumman engineers will share their stories with young women on how teamwork and creativity make amazing things possible.
- Engineers will also join students in building devices that demonstrate the many ways circuitry is used in engineering. And potential energy vehicles will be built to compete for speed and distance traveled.
- Networking events with the company's distinguished Technical and Engineering Fellows and Chief Engineers at various sites throughout the week will bring employees and students together for unique knowledge sharing opportunities.
"Northrop Grumman is highly invested in promoting STEM career opportunities and inspiring our nation's future engineers," said Stuart Linsky, vice president, engineering and global product development, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. "Engineers Week puts an important spotlight on the critical need for building alliances between industry, government and every level of our educational community to better prepare students for engineering careers and future success."
Schools and teachers interested in learning more about Northrop Grumman's aerospace STEM activities may contact the company at STEM@ngc.com.
Recent graduates and tenured engineering professionals may visit www.northropgrumman.com/careers to discover opportunities to join the team that is preserving freedom and advancing human discovery.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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