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Northrop Grumman Foundation Space Camp(R) Scholarships Promote Space Exploration and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Northrop Grumman Foundation has sponsored scholarships for middle school students and teachers from across the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia to attend Space Camp® July 24-29 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. This is the eighth year that the Northrop Grumman Foundation has funded Space Camp® scholarships.

"We are very excited to continue our involvement with Space Camp® and once again welcome students from Australia and the United Kingdom," said Sandra Evers-Manly, president, Northrop Grumman Foundation. "Space Camp is a launching pad for innovators and pioneers and 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 mathematics (STEM) tools."

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

School Location Participants
Aberdeen Middle School Aberdeen, Md. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Barstow STEM Academy Barstow, Calif. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Bear River Middle School Yuba City, Calif. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Bernalillo Middle School Bernalillo, N.M. 1 Student
1 Teacher
The Bishop's Blue Coat High School Chester, U.K. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Casimir Middle School Torrance, Calif. 1 Student
City Honors School Buffalo, N.Y. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Columbia Middle School Sunnyvale, Calif. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Del Crest Middle School Del City, Okla. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Discovery Middle School Madison, Ala. 2 Students
El Segundo Middle School El Segundo, Calif. 2 Students
Ernie Pyle Middle School Albuquerque, N.M. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Esperanza Middle School Lexington Park, Md. 1 Teacher
Foothill Middle School Azusa, Calif. 1 Teacher
Forest Heights STEM Academy Little Rock, Ark. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Freedom Middle School Canton, Ga. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Gamble Rogers Middle School St. Augustine, Fla. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Great Marlow School Marlow, U.K. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Hill Campus of Arts and Sciences Denver, Colo. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Howitt Middle School Farmingdale, N.Y. 2 Students
2 Teachers
Huntington Middle School Warner Robbins, Ga. 2 Students
1 Teacher
John Yeates Middle School Suffolk, Va. 1 Student
Joyce Clark Middle School Sierra Vista, Ariz. 1 Student
1 Teacher
King George Middle School King George, Va. 4 Students
1 Teacher
King's Fork Middle School Suffolk, Va. 1 Student
1Teacher
Kory Hunter Middle School Los Angeles, Calif. 1 Teacher
Lady Bird Johnson Middle School Irving, Texas 1 Student
Lakeland Elementary/Middle School Baltimore, Md. 2 Students
2 Teachers
Lamar Middle School Irving, Texas 1 Student
Luther Jackson Middle School Falls Church, Va. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Margaret Brent Middle School Helen, Md. 1 Student
Mesa Verde Middle School San Diego, Calif. 1 Student
Mission Middle School Bellevue, Neb. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Morgan Middle School Morgan, Utah 1 Student
1 Teacher
Native American Community Academy Albuquerque, N.M. 1 Student
1Teacher
North Middle School Aurora, Colo. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Parshall High School Parshall, N.D. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Playford International College Elizabeth SA 5112, Australia 2 Students
1 Teacher
R.H. Dana Middle School Hawthorne, Calif. 2 Students
2 Teachers
Rancier Middle School Killeen, Texas 1Student
1 Teacher
S.J. Welsh Middle School Lake Charles, La. 2 Students
1 Teacher
San Simon School San Simon, Ariz. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Schroeder Middle School Grand Forks, N.D. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Slauson Middle School Azusa, Calif. 2 Students
Spring Ridge Middle School Lexington Park, Md. 1 Student
Stone Magnet Middle School Melbourne, Fla. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Synergy Kinetic Academy Los Angeles, Calif. 1 Student
2 Teachers
The Palmdale Aerospace Academy Palmdale, Calif. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Twin Peaks Middle School Poway, Calif. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Walter R. Sundling Junior High Palatine, Ill. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Wilder Middle School Richmond, Va. 2 Students
1 Teacher
Will Rogers Middle School
Lawndale, Calif.
2 Students
Winton Woods School Cincinnati, Ohio 2 Students
1 Teacher
Woodland Park Middle School Colorado Springs, Colo. 1 Student
1 Teacher
Woodville High School Adelaide, SA, Australia 2 Students
1 Teacher

Students will participate in activities such as building and launching rockets, experiencing astronaut-training simulators and simulating space shuttle missions. 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 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 2015, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing more than $17 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. For more information, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/foundation.

CONTACT: Mark Root Northrop Grumman Corporation 703-280-2739 (office) 571-425-2132 (mobile) mark.root@ngc.com

Source:Northrop Grumman Corp.