updated 2/28/2011 9:16:43 AM ET 2011-02-28T14:16:43

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Three Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees -- Anne Ostroff, Dr. Amy Lo and Christopher Higa -- received awards at the annual Asian American Engineer of the Year Award Conference.

Dr. Amy Lo, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, systems engineer, was chosen to receive the Asian American Engineer of the Year Award.




Anne Ostroff, vice president systems engineering, integration and test for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, was honored with the Asian American Engineer of the Year Executive of the Year award.




Christopher Higa, manager of university relations and recruiting for the Northrop Grumman corporate office, was presented with the Asian American Engineer of the Year Distinguished Corporate Diversity award.




Photos of the three awardees accompany this release and are available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=8812

The Asian American Engineer of the Year award creates a meaningful platform to recognize outstanding Asian American professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and leadership. Candidates are nominated from the corporate, academic and government sectors as well as other renowned institutions. Many of their achievements represent monumental breakthroughs in their respective fields and their impacts are global and everlasting.

"Northrop Grumman is extremely proud of Anne Ostroff, Dr. Amy Lo and Christopher Higa," said Debora Catsavas, vice president and acting chief human resources officer. "The exceptional work and leadership each of these individuals provides to the company has been immeasurable."

Anne Ostroff, vice president systems engineering, integration and test for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector, was honored with the Executive of the Year award for her over 25-year tenure and her leadership roles within the company. Ostroff has the executive responsibility for the sector's comprehensive discipline that aligns product architectures with acquisition and investment strategies. 

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and system science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She has earned certificates from UCLA's Creativity and Innovation in the Organization and Woman's Leadership programs.

Dr. Amy Lo was chosen to receive the Engineer of the Year Award for her outstanding work and dedication to the engineering field. She is a systems engineer with Northrop Grumman's Aerospace Systems Integrated Engineering Center. Lo is primarily responsible for developing the NASA-funded New Worlds Observer concept. The mission uses a starshade to occult nearby stars and enable detection of Earthlike planets.

Dr. Lo earned her Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Brown University and her doctorate in astrophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also provides career guidance to her section members.

Christopher Higa, manager of university relations and recruiting for the Northrop Grumman corporate office, was presented with the Distinguished Corporate Diversity award for his strategic oversight of operations that align university relations and key partnerships necessary to recruit top diverse college talent.

Higa earned his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University Long Beach. He is also serving as Northrop Grumman's representative on the American Society of Engineering Education Corporate Membership Council.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

CONTACT: Gus Gulmert
         Northrop Grumman Corporation
         (703) 875-8450
         Gus.gulmert@ngc.com

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