SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently sponsored an engineering and design project demonstration and competition for eight area high school students at its Salt Lake City facility to conclude this year's High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) mentoring and scholarship program.
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The HIP program assists high school students with career awareness and development goals. The program provides on-the-job experience, including working with Northrop Grumman employee mentors on an engineering-related project.
"These students gained valuable engineering and science experience through the HIP program," said Jim Lupica, director of manufacturing and the lead campus executive for Northrop Grumman's Salt Lake City facility. "We were impressed by the innovation, creativity and enthusiasm that they displayed."
The HIP program's fifth year in Salt Lake City concluded May 21 when eight students from West High School demonstrated their computer science and electronics projects. The projects included building and programming robotic helicopters, a fingerprint scanner to unlock a door, and a two-dimensional motion education aid to teach physics students about kinetic energy and Newton's laws of motion.
The HIP students and their parents joined Northrop Grumman employees May 21 for an awards banquet where the students gave presentations about their projects and celebrated their accomplishments.
Launched in 1998 by Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector in Baltimore, the HIP program has expanded to include company locations nationwide. To be accepted into the Salt Lake City HIP program, high school sophomores must attend a Northrop Grumman-partnered public high school, maintain a 3.0+ grade-point average, complete an application, submit an essay with two letters of recommendation and be selected through an interview process. The program runs during the school year and requires a minimum two-year commitment.
Students who successfully complete the HIP program are eligible for a partial college/university scholarship for four consecutive years. Scholarship requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited academic program in engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics and maintenance of a 3.0+ grade-point average.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.
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