SWENext and Northrop Grumman Announce Community Awards

We hope to encourage students to envision solutions for problems within their communities using science, technology, engineering and math.

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Congratulations to our SWENext and Northrop Grumman High School Community Award recipients listed below. We hope to encourage students to envision solutions for problems within their communities using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) and to show them they have the capacity to pursue STEM careers.

  • Annica Chiu
  • Avery Kirk
  • Brinda Kapur
  • Dana Kim
  • Estefani Sanchez-Fonseca
  • Guinevere Kline
  • Joey Zhao
  • Katie Schuetz
  • Katrina McDermott
  • Kelly Thomas
  • Ma Sofia Sosa
  • Maddy Larkin
  • Mary Elizabeth Passarella
  • Mollie Kent
  • Natalie Holstein
  • Nathalia Perez
  • Nicole Bercaw
  • Noa Yovel
  • Pranshu Suri
  • Raquel Dunoff
  • Sai Mamidala
  • Sarah Capuzzi
  • Sydney Towell
  • Therese Mills
  • Tracy Tarpeh

The award is offered yearly to high school students in the greater municipal area where SWE’s Annual Conference is held (Philadelphia in 2016, Austin in 2017.)

25 Award winners will receive the following:

  • Northrop Grumman & SWENext High School Community Award Certificate
  • Admission to the SWE Conference and the Invent it, Build It Expo
  • SWE Commemorative Shirt: ”This is what a future engineer looks like”
  • Participation in the Northrop Grumman Sponsored “Women Defining the Future” Luncheon
  • 1 Grand Prize Award of Microsoft Tablet

Award recipients are high school students (grades 9 -12) of the Greater Philadelphia Area who submitted a video or essay describing a problem within their community, how they might solve the problem using science, technology, engineering or math, and the benefit to their community.

October 29 Agenda

  • 9:00 AM       Arrive at Pennsylvania Convention Center and check in at Invent It. Build It.
  • 12:00 PM      Northrop Grumman Women Defining the Future Luncheon
  • 1:00 PM        Invent It. Build It. High School Program
  • 3:30 PM        Adjourn

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Northrop Aircraft Company was incorporated in 1939. It has acquired companies that began operating before that date. Northrop Grumman has about 65,000 employees.

 Northrop Grumman Corporate Citizenship

Since the 1930s, our company has been recognized for technical innovation and achievement, and our commitment to our employees, our customers and the communities in which we live and work. As we continue to grow and evolve, the responsibility we feel to serve our communities and help those in need grows with us. We maintain a strong commitment to programs that improve education and human services, promote cultural awareness and diversity, and support our troops and veterans.

  • Northrop Grumman is focusing resources on education programs and partnerships, especially in the STEM areas. Supporting STEM initiatives is critical for our business and for U.S. competitiveness, so we’ve embraced programs that we think will help build a diverse employee pipeline.
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are a key part of Northrop Grumman’s diversity and inclusion strategy and framework. These volunteer groups of employees come together to provide their members with opportunities for networking, community outreach, professional development and recruiting.
  • This SWENext and Northrop Grumman High School Community Award is being organized in part by Northrop Grumman Women’s International Network (NGWIN), an employee resource group.
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