Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings Light the Lamp for STEM Education During National Engineers Week

Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles Kings Light the Lamp for STEM
Education During National Engineers Week

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Using Newton's three laws of
motion to explain how hockey players are able to quickly stop and pass the
puck, shoot a hard-hitting slap shot and make a great save, the Los Angeles
Kings and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) encouraged middle school
students to take greater interest in science and math during National
Engineers Week.

LA Kings (a)
 Los Angeles Kings television color
 commentator Jim Fox skates with a
 student at Northrop Grumman's
 "Science of Hockey" event
 held Feb. 22 during National Engineers
 Week in El Segundo, Calif.

LA Kings (b)
 Northrop Grumman engineer
 T.J. Mathieson, former
 defenseman for the
 University of Notre Dame
 ice hockey team, explains
 the science behind skates
 to middle school students
 during National Engineers
 Week in El Segundo,
 Calif., Feb. 22.

LA Kings (c)
 Northrop Grumman employee Tricia Davis
 and her husband Michael check out a
 cangineering structure of the James
 Webb Space Telescope during National
 Engineers Week. The model is built
 almost entirely out of canned food that
 will be donated to local food banks.

A video clip of this event is available from Northrop Grumman's You Tube
channel at Photos are
available at

The four-day "Science of Hockey" event took place at the reigning Stanley Cup
Champion Kings' training facility in El Segundo, Calif., and was led by
Northrop Grumman engineer T.J. Mathieson.

"The real-life application of educational concepts is definitely a winning
approach," said Mathieson who played ice hockey for the University of Notre
Dame. "When explaining how friction is used to spur motion on ice and how
angles influence the probability of scoring, I had their full attention. The
questions the students asked showed their high level of interest and

The event is the latest example of the company's educational outreach to
engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects
and inspire them to pursue science and technical careers.

Kings defensemen Davis Drewiske and Rob Scuderi and team broadcaster Jim Fox
were also on hand to answer questions and skate with students.

"This partnership goes a long way to help kids experience education in a
practical way," said Fox, a former Kings player. "There are so many different
ways in which science impacts and helps us understand the sport of hockey,
from how best to create and clean the ice surface to how much energy builds up
in a stick before a shot is taken. The team enjoyed getting the kids out of
their regular classrooms and into our workplace. It was great fun for all."

The event complements other entertaining National Engineers Week competitions
that the company held for employees and students nationwide from El Segundo,
Palmdale, Redondo Beach and San Diego, Calif., to its Bethpage, N.Y., and
Melbourne and St. Augustine, Fla., sites. The activities included software
challenges; "cangineering," where teams constructed company products from
canned food later donated to food banks; and egg-drop, balsa wood tower
construction and pasta bridge building contests.

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