Northrop Grumman Corporation recently sponsored a high school student competition focused on engineering in an effort to celebrate its seventh year hosting the Worthwhile to Help High School Youth (WORTHY) mentoring and scholarship program.
The WORTHY program, which provides on-the-job experiences to local high school students by letting them help with a design product, ended this year's cycle on May 17 with a fun race. During this time, eight students from Canoga Park High School in California competed in designing and racing robotic vehicles that raced through an obstacle course. After the race, the students and their family members attended a banquet to celebrate. The two-year program lost four seniors who graduated this year.
"The WORTHY program offers an engaging, valuable experience for students to learn science and engineering concepts that can be applied to the real world," said Liz Iversen, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "The students impressed us with the innovation and enthusiasm that they displayed in their competition performance."