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.”