Northrop Grumman has recently awarded $6,500 in total of grants to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational initiatives in Salt Lake City area schools. Specifically, $5,000 went to the Davis School District for the annual Elementary Science and Math Olympiad.
The school provides hands-on opportunities for students to learn math and science concepts. It’s goal is to foster an early excitement and appreciation of these subjects to increase the chances that students will pursue careers in engineering, science or math.
The firm provided five individual grants of $300 each to Salt Lake City area teachers to support general STEM educational initiatives in their classrooms.
“Northrop Grumman recognizes the importance of encouraging student interest in science and math during the formative years since it has great potential to influence educational and career aspirations later in life,” said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Navigation Systems Division.
“These grants are part of the company’s broader, ongoing commitment to STEM education,” she added.