Northrop Grumman, Viera Elementary Announce Partnership Plans for State-of-the-Art STEM Lab
By Space Coast Daily // August 31, 2020
STEM Lab will be funded by Northrop Grumman
ABOVE VIDEO: Virtually meet the Viera Elementary STEM Lab volunteers from Northrop Grumman.
BREVARD COUNTY • VIERA, FLORIDA – Brevard Public Schools announced an exciting partnership between Northrop Grumman and BPS’ newest school, Viera Elementary.
The program will ensure students at the new Viera Elementary School have an opportunity to have hands-on STEM education through a state-of-the-art STEM Lab being funded by Northrop Grumman.
In addition to the lab, a team of Northrop Grumman employees will volunteer as STEM mentors and show students how the topics they study and work with translate into real-life STEM professions.
“This partnership, focused on STEM education, will enhance our classrooms that are designed with students of today and tomorrow in mind,” said said Adrienne Schwab, Principal of Viera Elementary.
“Research shows that that STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. It is extremely beneficial to introduce STEM education early on because in today’s age of information, the ability to innovate, be technologically fluent, and understand how and why things work together is incredibly important. We are looking forward to working closely with Northrop Grumman and appreciate their support for our teachers and students in the Northrop Grumman STEM Lab.”
Northrop Grumman, named “2020 Partner of the Year” for Brevard Public Schools, places great emphasis on volunteerism and supporting STEM education for the next generation of the Space Coast.
This partnership brings to life the vision for Viera Elementary to be a school built with the concept of educating the future with modern classrooms and interactive learning at the center of a student’s experience.
“Northrop Grumman pairs financial support with employee volunteer time to maximize benefit to students,” said Kirsten Dreggors, Vice President and Melbourne Manned Aircraft Design Center of Excellence Leader, Northrop Grumman. “Supporting hands-on learning will reinvigorate these young students’ interest in STEM learning and activities. Giving back to our local communities is the right thing to do, and this partnership helps develop the next generation of innovators.”
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