Northrop Grumman hosted a mentoring and career day in South Korea for high school girls interested in STEM fields to help nurture future scientists.
The WOMEN@STEM career day event event was held Feb. 11 at Korea University to coincide with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
The event was held in conjunction with the Women in Science, Engineering and Technology organization.
A special video address was delivered by Northrop Grumman’s Debbie Simmons, director of observatory system engineering for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Simmons encouraged the students and shared her personal experiences as a female engineer.
“As an engineer and a woman, I feel a responsibility to nurture future female scientists and I am very pleased to participate in WOMEN@STEM Career Day,” she said.
In addition to career experience booths, the event featured a 3D printing demonstration, virtual reality programming and autonomous vehicles coding.
“The passion and excitement of the students participating at WOMEN@STEM Career Day reinforces the need for systematic and practical career programs to foster more female scientists in South Korea,” said Dong Ha, chief executive, Northrop Grumman South Korea. “We will continue to help young students to develop interest in science and technology, and to establish a foothold for them to enter STEM-related careers.”
Northrop Grumman has had an office in Seoul since 1991.