SEOUL – July 8, 2019 – The Northrop Grumman Foundation announced that it is sponsoring two students and one teacher from South Korea to attend Space Camp®, held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The students and teacher from Dongju Girls Middle School, an all-girls school located in Busan, South Korea, will join fellow participants from around the world at the week-long camp.
“We are proud to support these students and their teacher as they embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn about space technology,” said Dong Ha, chief executive, Northrop Grumman South Korea. “Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in STEM through exciting programs such as Space Camp.”
Space Camp® is an experience-based, real-world learning program that aims to excite and inspire student and teacher interest in space science education. The program focuses on educational activities such as designing rockets and performing simulated spaceflight missions that advance excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The students learn critical thinking and dynamic problem solving skills as they work together to complete various mission scenarios. Teachers discover innovative tools and resources to enhance how they teach STEM topics in their classrooms.
The Northrop Grumman Foundation has supported students and teachers from across the globe to participate in Space Camp® for 10 years. This is the first year the company is sponsoring participants from South Korea. As a sponsor, the Northrop Grumman Foundation funds all expenses to include participation fees and accommodations.
Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are dedicated to expanding and enhancing sustainable science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education opportunities for students globally. With an emphasis on middle school and university level students, our engineering and technology-based partnerships are designed to excite, engage and educate students and their teachers as they defend cyber networks, engineer autonomous vehicles, explore space and more. In 2018, we contributed nearly 20 million dollars towards these initiatives. In alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal for education, by 2030, we plan to provide workforce-relevant professional development to middle school educators to increase their competence in teaching STEM subjects, in turn, positively affecting 350,000 students’ exposure to STEM skills and careers.
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