Northrop Grumman has donated $2.76 million to the University of Maryland as part of an effort to offer cybersecurity curriculum to junior and senior students.
UMD will use the gift to expand cybersecurity instruction and program administration, learning environment, scholarships and campus facilities for the Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students program, UMD said Monday.
“We are delighted with the growth of the ACES program and the surge of interest among students from several dozen different disciplines at the University of Maryland,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of Northrop Grumman Foundation.
“We hope that our continued support will help the program reach and attract an even greater and more diverse population of students.”
UMD’s Honors College launched the ACES program in 2012 with support from Northrop Grumman Foundation.