Women in STEM

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Meet the women at Northrop Grumman who are using their expertise and experience in STEM related fields to define possible every day. […]

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A Three-Dimensional Career

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The first time Jasmine saw a 3D-printed airplane part, she felt like she was starting an adventure. “I was making fuel doors and they were kind of this odd, oblong shape, and they 3D printed a bunch of prototypes for a check fit,” she recalled. “They arrived in these huge, wooden crates like something out […]

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Meet Janet: An Aeronautics Guidance, Navigation and Controls Engineer

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Kickboxing and engineering. Two very different activities with a few major similarities, yet both teach determination, problem solving and persistence. Guidance, navigation and controls engineer, Janet Todd, is a shining example of these traits. As a champion kickboxer and Muay Thai fighter, she knows what it means to be tough and get the job done. […]

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The Journey from New York to Florida: Meet Vehicle Engineering Manager Suet

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Suet is a Vehicle Engineering manager at the Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence in Melbourne, Florida. Her team consists of designers, analysts and responsible engineers specializing in mechanical and fluids subsystems disciplines. These disciplines include fuel, hydraulics, environmental controls, thermal management, life support, mechanisms and crew equipment. Suet sets her team up for success […]

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The Coolest Technology: Cryocoolers

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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. […]

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Made It Possible: Brian Henwood and Electric Persistence

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Facilities manager Brian Henwood reflects on installing Electric Vehicle charging stations at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California campus. By Brian Henwood In 2018, I accepted the role of Facilities Manager at Northrop Grumman’s Azusa, California, campus. The 71-acre campus, home to roughly 1,200 employees, is tucked against the San Gabriel Mountains, an hour east of Los […]

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Made It Possible: The SharkSat Team and Launching a Next Generation Workforce

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Jeff Hobbs, Dave Schiller, Nick Durland and Caroline Traini Sharks are always swimming — even into open, potentially treacherous, waters — because it’s the only way to avoid sinking. In June 2018, recognizing our customers’ growing focus on speed and rapid deployment, we realized we had to be like sharks: sink or swim. We chose to swim, […]

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Christy and the Big Picture in Digital Transformation

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By Christy Haworth Aerospace and aviation have always been part of my life. I was that kid who loved Top Gun. Both my father and my father-in-law are pilots. My husband and I have a plane that we fly on the weekends — we even got married in our airplane hangar! While I always knew I wanted […]

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From Intern to Mechanical Design Engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope

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Mei-Li joined Northrop Grumman in 2016 as an intern. Today, she’s a mechanical design engineer on the James Webb Space Telescope, working on the mechanical ground systems engineering team. Tell us about your role on Webb. My team is in charge of designing all of the Webb equipment that’s not going to space, called mechanical […]

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Meet Robniqua: Global Hawk Software Engineer

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Tell us about your path to Northrop Grumman. How did you get hired here? I was able to attend the National Society of Black Engineer (NSBE) Conference in 2019, during my junior year of college. At the time, I was Miss Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) for North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University UPE’s chapter […]

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Meet Eyon: A Software Engineer in the Pathways Program

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How did you find yourself at Northrop Grumman? I interviewed and was offered a position during the 2019 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Conference in Detroit. At the time, I had a number of other full time job offers from other aerospace and defense companies, but I decided to join Northrop Grumman based off […]

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Meet Orlyse: A Systems Engineer Defining Possible

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Tell us about your path to Northrop Grumman. How did you get hired here? A few of my classmates from undergrad at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) were Northrop Grumman interns. At the time, I did not know much about the company, so during the 2019 National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) conference, […]

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Meet Bethany: An Engineer Working to Ensure Perfect Balance

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Bethany is a passionate Structures and Mechanical Systems Engineer and Weight & Balance Engineer on the KC-30A Program. Read more about her daily work life. What does your position involve? A critical part of my role is continuing airworthiness for my team. This means monitoring long term and ongoing projects that will keep our aircraft […]

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Liz’s Story: How an Army Analyst transitioned to a Business Development Manager

MAKING THE ARMY STRONGER

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. Shortly after that, Liz moved to Florida, where she saw a Northrop Grumman advertisement in the newspaper for a cleared administrative assistant. […]

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A Helping Hand in Harpenden

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 […]

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Using 3-D Printing to Meet Critical Needs of Front Line Workers

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) […]

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3-D Printing for a Cause

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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 […]

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Meet Monique – From Biosensors to Semiconductor Processing

Meet Monique, a microelectronics engineer, working in Linthicum, Maryland in the Northrop Grumman Advanced Technology Laboratories. She was recently named “Most Promising Engineer in Industry” at the 2020 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Gala. How’d you find yourself at Northrop Grumman? I started at Northrop Grumman immediately after finishing my PhD in materials science […]

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An Engineer’s Journey: From BEYA to a Career at Northrop Grumman

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Meet Travene Grant, a tool engineer, working as a metrologist. Travene works at Northrop Grumman in St. Augustine, Florida where he uses metrology, the science of measurement, to assist with building aircraft.   What was your journey to Northrop Grumman like? I honestly didn’t know much about Northrop Grumman before working here. I thought my […]

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Meet Arlanda: Defining Possible Through Designing, Testing, and Analyzing

Can you tell us about how you found your way to Northrop Grumman? During my undergraduate career at Grambling State University, I attended various conferences such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA). My senior year of college, I was awarded the Black Engineer of the […]

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