updated 5/5/2011 11:47:18 AM ET 2011-05-05T15:47:18

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., May 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is currently accepting applications for its third annual Teachers and Engineers for Academic Achievement (TEAACH) internship program in Illinois, a two-day initiative to help equip teachers with the tools they need to integrate real-world science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into their classroom instruction.

TEAACH Program
During the 2010 Rolling Meadows TEAACH program at Northrop Grumman's Rolling Meadows facility, teachers Amy Johnson (left) and Deborah Larsen, determined how to make a single piece of paper fall to the floor at different speeds.

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=9638

This year, the TEAACH program will be offered July 19-20 at Northrop Grumman's facility in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Teachers will receive a $250 stipend for the two-day session and an opportunity for in-service credits.  A maximum of 25 teachers will be accepted. Middle school math and science teachers are encouraged to apply for the program at: www.es.northropgrumman.com/community/teaach/  The application deadline is May 27. 

"The TEAACH program is an incredible opportunity for us to partner with teachers in the local community to increase STEM education and awareness," said Jeff Palombo, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Land and Self Protection Systems Division. "New for this year, each participant will have an opportunity to be teamed with an engineer for classroom support if requested."

During the two-day TEAACH program, teachers will learn how to integrate STEM concepts and applications into lesson plans. Following the program, each teacher will share his or her experiences back in the classroom.

The program targets middle school math and science teachers primarily because the United States is experiencing a shortage of college graduates in these disciplines, a development that bodes ill for the nation's industries that depend on talented engineers, scientists and mathematicians. Because studies have indicated most children make the decision to pursue math and science education and careers during middle school, Northrop Grumman developed the TEAACH program to engage teachers, key influencers in the lives of students, during these crucial years.

To learn more about Northrop Grumman's TEAACH Program, please visit: http://www.es.northropgrumman.com/community/teaach/assets/teaach_il.pdf

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

CONTACT: Ellen Hamilton
         (224) 625-4693

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