Northrop Grumman’s CyberPatriot Program (Not a Cyborg Army)

As a major contractor of cybersecurity services to the U.S. government, defense giant Northrop Grumman is in dire need of young talent in this rapidly expanding field. A big part of the corporation’s philanthropy for STEM education seeks to build a pipeline of young people skilled in computer systems protection. And they're putting participants right to work.

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Siemens Pits Students Against Each Other for the (Science) Battles of Their Lives

The idea of a science fair initially feels kind of mid-century quaint, with images of kids in thick-rimmed glasses setting off baking soda volcanoes. But science competitions have come a long way. They’re one of the preferred ways for tech company foundations to hand out funds. And the foundation of German engineering corporation Siemens is one of the more competition-happy of those funders.

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