Capitol College is pleased to announce that Northrop Grumman has recently made two separate contributions to the college’s Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach (SSEPO) and the college’s Cyber Battle Lab resources and activities.
The SSEPO educates and develops future leaders in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The hands-on education and workforce development is provided to students in K-12, community college and college students. Through the program, students gain real-world experiences with space science, astronomy and other related areas of study.
Northrop Grumman’s generous contributions will also impact Capitol College’s Cyber Battle Lab, which emulates cybersecurity scenarios. The innovative program provides a learning environment where students detect, analyze and defeat simulated hacker attacks. The Cyber Battle Lab is one of the foremost programs for information assurance education in Maryland.
The funds contributed to the SSEPO will support Capitol’s Emerging STEM Leaders Education and Public Outreach Program. The advancement of middle and secondary students, primarily women and traditionally underserved populations, for careers in STEM fields is the primary initiative of the program. In 2011-2012, the program will focus on Capitol College students as well as partnering high schools and community colleges.
Capitol College estimates that Northrop’s donation to the SSEPO Center will benefit 300 first-year Capitol, community college and high school students from Washington, DC area schools.
Due to Capitol’s hands-on teaching style, Northrop Grumman’s donations will surely create opportunities for the development and advancement of workforce ready students and professionals.