Joy on the Manufacturing Floor

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Lucille is an engineering manufacturing specialist who embodies and inspires joy on her shop floor. Affectionately known as “Miss Lucy” by her colleagues in Baltimore she is dedicated to advanced aircraft. “It’s a joyful thing,” she says. “Everyone comes together to get jobs done.” Those jobs can be many for Lucille, with her different hats […]

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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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Veteran Spotlight: Meet U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Katie

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Katie is an Integrated Product Team Manager on Special Programs at Northrop Grumman. Since joining the company in 2014, she has held roles of increasing responsibility within the Quality organization and program management. Her previous Northrop Grumman assignments include B-2 Production IPT & Replacement Test Aircraft Program Manager, B-2 Deputy Program Quality Manager, Depot & […]

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Can Artificial Intelligence Apply Gaming to Military Strategy?

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DARPA awarded the Gamebreaker contract to Northrop Grumman in May 2020 and now Erin Cherry, Ryan McKendrick and Bradley Feest and other colleagues are using AI models to discover the edge found in a game. Erin Cherry, Ph.D. Program Manager        Ryan McKendrick, Ph. D. Staff Cyber Systems Engineer & Technical Fellow        Bradley Feest […]

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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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Veteran Spotlight: Meet Marine Corps Veteran Stephanie

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Stephanie is a Systems Test Engineer with Northrop Grumman. She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2009 as a Marine Corps Officer with a Bachelor of Science Degree in applied mathematics. After two and a half years of flight training, she became appointed as Naval Aviator in 2012. She was then deployed with the […]

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What’s the Frequency? An AI Algorithm Can Help with That

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While chaos, disorder and panic can follow a disaster if public communication breaks down, Michelle Jin realized an AI algorithm could essentially cut through competing radio signals to find a proper frequency that would benefit first responders and victims in a disaster zone. […]

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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 Jasper: An Engineer and Artist Inspiring Young Budding Scientists

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Jasper is an electrical engineer with Northrop Grumman in Chandler, Arizona. In her spare time, she makes rocket-themed art and jewelry using the latest 3D printing technologies. Through her art, Jasper shares her passion for space with children and adults, and teaches 3D printing at HeatSync Labs, a maker space, in nearby Mesa. How long […]

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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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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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