Gail Slemon is a living example of how women in engineering can inspire other women.
By Steve Lamb, Elizabeth McCann and Elvia Valenzuela We’ve all heard about them: elite athletes pushing the boundaries of their sports, achieving things most of us have only ever seen on TV. Like all of us, those athletes have a story and, while no two stories are the same, they tend to have some similar [...]Read More...
To meet the extraordinary challenge presented by COVID-19, Northrop Grumman employees have found creative ways to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for local community healthcare workers. Starting with a few employees using their own 3-D printers to make face shields, headbands, and mask extenders, the effort recently expanded to include Northrop Grumman’s Fabrication Labs (FabLabs) [...]Read More...
When members of Northrop Grumman’s Fabrication Laboratories (FabLabs) in California began recognizing a standout need for personal protective equipment for those on the COVID-19 frontlines, they put their engineering skills to good use: using 3-D additive manufacturing to help produce face shields. Northrop Grumman quickly committed funding for labor and materials. What began as a [...]Read More...
Following a successful career in the US Army as an enlisted Intel Analyst and Linguist, Liz moved back to Arkansas where she started working on her bachelor’s degree thanks to the GI Bill.
By Taylor Alexander, as told to Emily Gabaldon It wasn’t an easy feat studying aerospace engineering while recovering from jaw surgery. I was born with a birth defect that resulted in a severe craniofacial deformity and I have overcome several surgeries and iterations of braces throughout my life. Just two weeks prior to starting my [...]Read More...
Northrop Grumman’s Pathways Program is a three-year rotational program for entry-level professionals to establish a foundation in their career and develop business acumen.
Essence is an intern working on the F-35 Lightning II aircraft, helping her team with a variety of projects throughout the entire assembly line as a manufacturing engineer.
Naomi is redefining engineering leadership, measuring success by her impact on the engineering community and focusing on serving future generations.
Steven Kuo created a pinch polarizer, which transforms a linear radio signal into a circularly polarized signal, to solve engineering problems.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) was an alien concept. In fact, when I mentioned that I wanted to be a scientist, everyone — except for my mom — laughed at me like I was out of my mind.
Fellowship programs like Brooke Owens Fellowship provide paid internships and mentorship to undergraduate women in aerospace, including this systems engineer.
Mei-Li joined Northrop Grumman as an intern. Today, she’s a mechanical design engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope, working on the mechanical ground systems engineering team.
Arlanda is an Electrical Engineer in the Pathways Program, working on a design team that is responsible for designing, testing, and analyzing data of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits.
Northrop Grumman's Jason Chan is a mechanical engineer and is responsible for designing and managing mechanical construction, mechanical infrastructure, hydronic heating and cooling, refrigeration, process piping, and plumbing systems.
Mariel has been reaching for the stars from an early age, blazing her own trail to an engineering career at Northrop Grumman.
Discover how Ryan Haughey went from engineering student to becoming an engineering mentor for students at his alma mater.
After completing a three-month stay at the International Space Station hosted aboard the Cygnus spacecraft, SharkSat spent two weeks orbiting the Earth and transmitting valuable telemetry and performance data back to mission controllers.
By Michelle A. Monroe Carl was having a conversation with his 9-year-old grandson, Jeremiah, when he began sharing his love of science and how he turned it into a lifelong career. “As Jeremiah began asking more about climate change, I had one piece of advice: Let science be your guide,” Carl said. At Northrop Grumman, [...]Read More...
A manufacturing design engineer by training, the first time Jasmine saw a 3D-printed airplane part, she felt like she was starting an adventure.
Facilities manager Brian Henwood reflects on installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California campus.
Cybersecurity problems are an ever-present threat to major corporations. Chandria Poole is taking a proactive approach to solving them, now and in the future.
To Teran Chase of Northrop Grumman, growing with technology means marrying mechanical engineering and STEM activism with business development.
Change-Maker: Northrop Grumman Systems Architect Engineer Keyshawn is on a mission to change how kids growing up in poverty imagine their future.
Angie Schuck, System Safety Subject Matter Expert loves sharing her colleagues’ success.
Meet Travene Grant, a tool engineer at Northrop Grumman in St. Augustine, Florida where he uses metrology, the science of measurement, to assist with building aircraft.
Todd Harland White, Chief Architect at Undersea Systems and Consulting Engineer, offers engineering career advice after 44 years at Northrop Grumman.
Dean Muller, Project Manager describes the sheer variety of capability and breadth of opportunity.
Mary Petryszyn of Northrop Grumman's Land and Avionics C4ISR Division shares lessons learned throughout her career in aerospace.
SLICE, short for “scene layering and indexing capability environment,” is a tactical graphics framework that bridges the gap between systems and sensors.
Orlyse is an early career systems engineer in the Pathways Program, exploring different engineering opportunities at Northrop Grumman.
Eyon is an early career software engineer, participating in a rotational program to explore all that Northrop Grumman has to offer.
By Amanda Collins When something doesn’t go as planned after launch, you can’t pull a spacecraft back into the shop, take it apart and fix it. Often, you can’t even get a glimpse of what’s wrong. For most people — and companies — the story would stop there. But giving up isn’t an option for [...]Read More...
By Suzanne Kubler Electrical Engineer Larsha is a single mom. And for her, it’s the single most important role of her life — a life that was changed by a simple question from her son, Noah. When Noah was 11, he came home from school and asked if he could attend robotics camp. At the [...]Read More...
Leveraging model-based systems engineering, virtual reality and full-body, high-precision motion capture, the Highly Immersive Virtual Environment (HIVE) allows engineers to be present inside their designs.
As an engineering manager at Northrop Grumman, Jim's ability to logically prepare and visualize a solution better equipped him to summit Mt. Everest.
By Michelle A. Monroe Engineer Skylor is right at home in the cockpit of the sleek, red-and-white airplane he built with his father, Jim. “It was my father’s idea to build a plane, and I ran with it,” said Skylor, who spent nearly every weekend from 2003 to 2010 taking the project from concept to [...]Read More...
Welcome Home: In four short years as a professional, test engineer TJ Jasinski has had a wide array of experiences in the defense...
Claire is a field engineer for Northrop Grumman’s Ionospheric Ground Sensors program – installing and maintaining 100-foot towers around the world.
By Leigh McLeod Why go big when you can go small? For Radio Frequency (RF) Engineer Tim, that’s his modus operandi. Tim joined Northrop Grumman in May 2021 to work on a classified program in Aurora, Colorado, but quickly realized he missed working on RF, which he’d spent most of his career on. When he [...]Read More...
Couple Celebrates Their Projects Colliding as Northrop Grumman Helps NASA Retrieve Spacecraft After Splashdown By Michelle A. Monroe Two aerospace engineers fall in love, get married and spend years in each other’s professional orbits before they finally collide. It’s a story practically written in the stars. Debra and Joe, who work for Northrop Grumman and [...]Read More...
Doug is a staff engineer on several programs supporting guided munitions, which are weapons deployed from aircraft or ships to eliminate threats.
Building on the legacy of the Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, Northrop Grumman is pushing the limits of possible with the Artemis program, which will land the first woman and first person of color on the moon. The Artemis missions, fueled by the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket, will establish the first long-term presence on and around the moon before taking the next giant leap: Mars.
Through the Northrop Grumman Future Technical Leaders rotational program, manufacturing engineer Locks is applying her skills to real-world missions.
Northrop Grumman aerospace engineer Edwin Morales was born in East Los Angeles, California, but spent much of his childhood in Mexico.
As a guidance, navigation and control analyst and design engineer, Yesha solves critical problems for the warfighter at Northrop Grumman.
Suet is a Vehicle Engineering manager at the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne, Florida.
Sarah Corbet, Systems Engineer describes her journey since joining as an Intern.
One of Northrop Grumman's incredible women in engineering, Tina Rateau is driven by a simple mission statement: "Get a cause. Get involved. Get going."
If you would have told me when I was a young boy growing up on a Colorado dairy farm that I would get the opportunity to design, build and test rocket motors for a living, I never would have believed you.
Northrop Grumman is full of bright and talented employees, with many avenues to participate in mentorship programs.
Andrew Meyer worked for years in the automotive industry and serviced in the Air National Guard. When he came to Northrop Grumman, he found the kind of meaning in his day job that he relished in his military career.
Northrop Grumman's High School Internship Program (HIP) celebrates 50 years of providing curious teenagers an introduction to STEM careers and hands-on experience and practical knowledge to prepare them for college or to pursue a certificate or vocational position.
Learn more about Robniqua's journey to becoming a software engineer at Northrop Grumman.
Lachlan Daley, Graduate Systems Engineer loves the impact he has so early in his career.
After giving birth to her daughter in 2013, Tina's perspective on her job changed and she sought a more even work-life balance at Northrop Grumman.
Bethany is a Northrop Grumman structures and mechanical systems engineer, and weight & balance engineer supporting programs in Australia.
The program is focused on establishing a sustainable human presence in deep space, including ultimately landing the first woman on the Moon. Here at Northrop Grumman, women are leading the way to help achieve this history-making first.
Cryocoolers are machines that keep sensors extremely cold so that satellites and space telescopes can take pictures on long-term missions. Whether we're looking back toward Earth or outward into deep space, the sensors that capture images require extremely low temperatures.
The James Webb Space Telescope will orbit far beyond the reach of human repairmen, so engineers only got one shot to get it right. To prepare for this, Northrop Grumman conduced some of the most intense tests ever devised.
In July 2022 — sponsored by Northrop Grumman and as part of earning her master’s degree in human spaceflight from the University of North Dakota — Krystal volunteered to teach a three-week course on lunar base architecture and space human factors for the Juneau Icefield Research Program. [...]Read More...
As a champion kickboxer and a guidance, navigation and controls engineer, Janet Todd knows what it means to be tough and get the job done.
Northrop Grumman, with mission expertise dating back to the dawn of the space age, giving us a unique perspective on MilSatCom in the UK to protect the warfighter and preserve freedom.
Meet the women at Northrop Grumman who are using their expertise and experience in STEM related fields to define possible every day.
While the payload of a space launch garners the most attention, it's the spacecraft bus that carries and supports every aspect of the mission for the life of that craft.
The world is becoming increasingly cluttered by radio frequencies from wireless devices, making testing radars a challenge. To ensure radars are going to perform as needed, engineers need a space that eliminates radio interference. [...]Read More...
José is a systems engineer with a deep passion for STEM outreach and diversity, equity and inclusion.
In late March, Northrop Grumman Program Development Manager Frank Minor spotted a do-it-yourself (DIY) Hack-a-Vent challenge issued by the United States Department of Defense (DoD), soliciting creative individuals from all over the country to come up with the best design and prototype for a quickly and easily manufactured basic ventilator to support medical response teams [...]Read More...
As much of the world continues to self-quarantine and limit its exposure to COVID-19, some of the most isolated people — the elderly and those unable to connect with close friends and family — need a helping hand more than ever. Carissa Tripi, a traveling field engineer currently supporting a Combat Electromagnetic Environment Simulator customer [...]Read More...
We are 95,000 people – with careers across domains: air, cyber, land, sea and space. We work as one to defend and define the future through science, technology and engineering.
The Cygnus system is a flight proven design incorporating elements drawn from Northrop Grumman and its partners’ existing, flight-proven spacecraft technologies.
Northrop Grumman engineers have been at the forefront of innovation for generations, creating and improving systems that Define Possible undersea, on land, in the sky and in the far reaches of outer space.
Allan is a software engineer at Northrop Grumman by day and, as of a few years ago, a magician by night.