LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the 2009 National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE) Corporate Supreme Excellence Award for its philanthropic contributions to public education. The award, presented in Washington, D.C., is given annually to a company that has made indelible contributions to public education over a sustained period of time.
In the photo above is Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, NASBE president, Sandra Evers-Manly, Vice President, Corporate Responsibility, Northrop Grumman, and Mr. Quentin R. Lawson, Executive Director, NASBE.
Northrop Grumman focuses on promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to address the declining student interest in pursuing engineering and other technical careers. The company has partnered nationwide with organizations that provide unique, diverse and sustainable STEM programming to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians.
"I am honored to accept this award on the company's behalf," said Sandra Evers-Manly, vice president of Corporate Responsibility for Northrop Grumman. "We hope that Northrop Grumman's efforts will build awareness of this national issue, and promote science, technology, engineering and math initiatives to help inspire our next generation."
Sandra Evers-Manly accepts award on behalf of Northrop Grumman from Dr. Carrol A. Thomas, NASBE president-elect
The company's Defining the Future program -- an integrated community outreach initiative -- seeks to address the declining number of engineering and technical/vocational students in the United States by inspiring the next generation of Americans to study math and science. The multifaceted program is being implemented nationally but focused locally, and puts a particular emphasis on women and people of color-demographics that remain underrepresented in most science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Source and photos: Northrop Grumman Corp.