The Community College of Baltimore County announced that it received $30,000 in grants from Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
A statement on the school's website states these grants will be used to "enhance opportunities for students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math degrees with a focus on engineering."
The community college is going to connect with Baltimore County Public Schools and the National Science Foundation to develop the Enhancing the STEM Engineering Pipeline initiative, it states.
This program would give high school students interested in STEM education and engineering careers better chances to get involved in those areas.
“This initiative is designed to help encourage more STEM education
graduates of two-year colleges to pursue four-year and graduate-level
engineering degree programs by focusing on the barriers and potential solutions for increasing the number of STEM-educated professionals in the U.S.,” said Ted Imes, director of Community and Education Outreach at Northrop Grumman’s Linthicum-based Electronic Systems sector, in the release.
“Community colleges play a huge role in STEM education, one that
is often overlooked,” Sandra Kurtinitis, president of the community college system, said in a statement. “With this generous grant, Northrop Grumman is aiding CCBC in its efforts to recruit and prepare STEM students for STEM degrees. It is a pleasure to have a partner such as Northrop Grumman who understands the importance of the connection between the community college and meaningful STEM careers.”