Northrop Grumman engineers help cultivate students' STEM interest
Wheaton Christian Grammar School Jr. High science students welcomed engineers from Northrop Grumman on March 21, in another great STEM learning opportunity. School dad and Northrop Grumman engineer Dr. Curtis Harkrider has visited and led this event at WCGS for the past several years.
The presentation defined engineering, outlined what Northrop Grumman does as a company, and concluded with student teams building gravity-powered boats using Styrofoam and straws. The idea was that of a jet-ski – water is poured into a cup, and shoots out the straw (toward the boat's stern), propelling it forward.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company focusing on aerospace technology. It is currently the fifth largest defense contractor in the world.
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