Video: SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award Recipients

Congratulations to our SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award Recipients from Pittsburgh, PA: Mary Cumpston and Kriti Shah.
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Congratulations to our SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award recipients from Pittsburgh, PA: Mary Cumpston and Kriti Shah. Watch the video below as they explain their ideas. The SWENext Northrop Grumman Community Award hopes to encourage students to envision solutions to problems within their communities using science, technology, engineering or math (STEM), and show them they have the capacity to pursue STEM careers.

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.

About SWENext

SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers as a student through the age of 18. Become part of SWE and #BeThatEngineer! Joining is free. Families and educators play a key role in the success of SWENexters. The SWENext program offers resources and information for adult advocates as well.

SWE launched the program after receiving hundreds of requests from parents seeking resources on how to educate their daughters about the transformational impact of engineering. For students, SWENext provides a dynamic opportunity to learn, connect with peers and witness real women engineers in action. SWENext participants can also meet women role models, which is a critical step toward enabling them to visualize themselves in a STEM career.

“SWENext will introduce the next generation of women to the exciting world of engineering in a collaborative, fun environment,” says SWE executive director and CEO, Karen Horting. “We want to provide girls with a network of mentors and girls like themselves who will support them throughout their journey.”

When participants (including girls, parents, guardians and educators) sign up for SWENext, they will receive complimentary access to:

  • Up-to-date information about outreach events such as camps, competitions and workshops hosted by SWE and its partners
  • A catalog of available scholarships for engineering schools offered by SWE and partner organizations
  • Tips and best practices for applying for scholarships and internships
  • Advice from practicing engineers as they discuss the work they do in regular webinars
  • Opportunities to shape the future of the program through participation in the SWENext council

To learn more about SWENext and sign a future engineer up, visit

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