Across the nation, we are seeing concerning statistics regarding the number of students who are interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics-related (STEM) careers. This growing shortage of science-based talent in our workplaces and universities also represents a serious potential problem for our nation. Science-based expertise is the heart of our high-technology culture, society and economy. If we are not able to draw on a substantial and growing infusion of that expertise, America will not be able to sustain its leadership position in an increasingly competitive world.
To help address these challenges, Northrop Grumman is focusing resources on education programs and partnerships especially in the STEM areas. Supporting STEM initiatives is critical for our business and for U.S. competitiveness, so we’ve embraced programs that we think will help build a diverse employee pipeline.