Our Commitment to STEM Education

Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defense and cyberspace to meet the ever evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 97,000 employees Define Possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services. To continue innovating, we support programs that encourage students around the world to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation is committed to expanding and enhancing the global pipeline of diverse and talented STEM students. The Northrop Grumman Corporate Citizenship team leverages charitable contributions, mentoring opportunities, internships and programs to connect employees, students and teachers. Our education strategy focuses on supporting engineering- and technology-based programs and initiatives, primarily focused on middle school through university students, that increase workforce readiness with an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. By successfully executing in these areas, we contribute to the following outcomes:

An infographic explaining the reasons behind Northrop Grumman's commitment to STEM education

Engineering autonomous vehicles, exploring space, defending cyber networks and examining environmental issues are just a few examples of the skills students and teachers develop through programs we support.


Education Outreach Initiatives, Partners and Programs


United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UNSDG) 4

Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.

By 2030, we aim to help increase math and science proficiency for 350,000 students by providing professional development to middle school educators.
Our goal is based on:

  • Professional development provided to a minimum of 81 teachers per year
  • Teachers stay in the field for two additional years after receiving the professional development, three years total
  • Each teacher reaches approximately 100 students per year, 300 over the course of three years

2020 Impact:

  • Professional development was provided to 151 new teachers, equating to an estimated 15,100 students
  • The 586 teachers who participated in these programs in 2018 (251) and 2019 (335) impacted an additional 58,600 students this year
  • In total, 73,700 students were reached

Since 2013, we have helped to increase math and science proficiency for approximately 272,180 students.

A graph depicting Northrop Grumman's goal to help increase math and science proficiency in 350,000 students by 2030

STEM Education Partnership Case Study: A Collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Baltimore City Public Schools System

In 2015, after the unrest in Baltimore City, Northrop Grumman and UMBC collaborated to create a comprehensive strategy geared at uplifting the local community by providing robust curriculum-based STEM education resources, relevant professional development for teachers and state-of-the-art technology at three Baltimore City Schools: Lakeland Elementary/Middle School, Benjamin Franklin High School at Masonville Cove and Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School. Read the case study here.

Learn more about our STEM education strategy or email STEMEducation@ngc.com with questions.


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