Northrop Grum­man Foun­da­tion sup­ports ed­u­ca­tion glob­ally


The Northrop Grum­man Foun­da­tion joined the Na­tional Sci­ence Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion (NSTA) to fur­ther the con­ver­sa­tion around in­ter­na­tional sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion dur­ing the NSTA Na­tional Con­fer­ence in Bos­ton, April 3-6. The Foun­da­tion is spon­sor­ing a spe­cial ses­sion at the con­fer­ence ti­tled Global Con­ver­sa­tions in Sci­ence Ed­u­ca­tion, a day-long event that brings to­gether ed­u­ca­tors from around the world to dis­cuss is­sues in sci­ence ed­u­ca­tion of global con­cern such as help­ing stu­dents to un­der­stand en­ergy and how it im­pacts world­wide chal­lenges. It is also un­der­writ­ing costs for an an­nual award, the NSTA Aero­space Ed­u­ca­tors lun­cheon, and for 30 teach­ers to buy key re­source ma­te­ri­als at the con­fer­ence.

As part of the Foun­da­tion’s global out­reach, it is pro­vid­ing fund­ing for two in­ter­na­tional teach­ers from Aus­tralia who will re­ceive roundtrip trans­porta­tion to the NSTA na­tional con­fer­ence, com­pli­men­tary reg­is­tra­tion, tick­ets to selected events, and meal re­im­burse­ment.

NSTA con­fer­ences of­fer the lat­est in sci­ence con­tent, teach­ing strate­gies, and re­search to en­hance and ex­pand pro­fes­sional growth for sci­ence teach­ers. More than 10,000 sci­ence ed­u­ca­tors from the kinder­garten through col­lege lev­els are ex­pected to at­tend the con­fer­ence.

“Pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment is a cen­tral tac­tic in our ef­forts to give ed­u­ca­tors tools and ex­pe­ri­ences that help them in­crease stu­dent in­ter­est in sci­ence, tech­nol­ogy, en­gi­neer­ing and math (STEM),” said San­dra Evers-Manly, Pres­i­dent of the Northrop Grum­man Foun­da­tion and Vice Pres­i­dent of Northrop Grum­man global cor­po­rate re­spon­si­bil­ity. “We’re de­lighted to sup­port teach­ers from here and abroad to at­tend the con­fer­ence to in­form an in­ter­na­tional di­a­logue on STEM ed­u­ca­tion.”

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