Resources available to high school educators and students offer an even wider variety of options, and much more challenging options. Outstanding educational resources and aids become available for teachers to inform them of potential future career opportunities in aerospace for young students, to provide additional resources to be used in the classroom to enhance students learning experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and to prepare for college level courses. There are resources for teachers to refer high school students and their parents to in order to provide the students with greater exposure to challenging opportunities and interesting information intended to enhance their learning experience, as well as to stimulate interest in the exciting aerospace field.
Many companies and organizations offer opportunities for internships as well. Information on sources of internship opportunities are also contained on this site.
Many of these resources are sponsored and/or administered by government or commercial organizations. Like the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education’s (MBRT) Website, “Be What I Want to Be”, and “Project Lead they Way”, there are additional programs like those sponsored by Northrop Grumman, called WORTHY. The WORTHY (Worthwhile To Help High School Youth) mentoring program assists in developing tomorrow’s technical talent. Baltimore City high school students have benefited from mentoring by some of Northrop Grumman’s many talented employees. WORTHY participants are encouraged to pursue a college degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or math, and successful completion of these programs often results in multi-year, partial scholarships to attend an accredited college or university.
Programs available that benefit high school students include: