WOODLAND HILLS—The Northrop Grumman Corporation sponsored a project for students on May 22, that included demonstrations and competitions. The project was marked to conclude the year for the mentoring and scholarship program from the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP).
The HIP program helps students to work ,enhance their career awareness and increase their developmental goals. One of the benefits of the program is that it provides on-the-job experience and students work with Northrop Grumman employees to help design and engineer a project.
“There were eight total
High School students who were participants in the High School Involvement Partnership (HIP) program sponsored by Northrop Grumman’s Woodland Hills facility for the 2013-2014 school year," said Joyce Chang of the Communications Department at Northrop Grumman to Canyon News.
Those eight students from
High School participated in robotic competition and computer science demonstration project on May 22.
Four of the eight students were seniors in the program and concluded the program by demonstrating the programming computer science skills and engineering skills by creating video games, autonomous robots and even a self-contained system to control and monitor environmental conditions for plants.
The four students who finished the HIP program successfully will receive a $20,000 stem-related scholarship-payable in $5,000 increments over four years awarded by Northrop Grumman. The requirement of the scholarship includes students being enrolled in an accredited academic program that specializes in the field of engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics. Another requirement for the scholarship is that students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or more throughout college.
In a press release Steve Toner, the Vice President and Woodland Hills Campus Lead Executive of Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems said "These bright students embraced the real-world challenges and learning opportunities in science and engineering offered by the HIP program."
On May 29, the HIP students and their parents, with employees of Northrop Grumman attended a banquet to receive awards for their hard work and dedications. At the banquet, students explained their projects to spectators.
This year marked the ninth year of the HIP program in Woodland Hills. The HIP program was launched in 1998 in Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems sector in
Maryland and has expanded around the country.