Welcome educators, parents and students to Fab School Labs, presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation.

We’re on a mission to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics – better known as STEM.

Why? Because we want today’s students to be a part of tomorrow’s solutions – using STEM to create, design and solve for the needs and demands to come that will make our lives better and easier.

But for that to be possible, students need access to the latest learning tools and technologies and unfortunately, too many of today’s technology labs and science classrooms are not making the grade.

Fab School Labs to the rescue!

After a successful inaugural year for the contest in 2015, the Northrop Grumman Foundation Fab School Labs Contest is back for a second year, making five additional grants of up to $100,000 available to public middle schools for a fabulous school lab makeover.

So if your students are using equipment from their parents' day and your Bunsen burners could use a boost, then a science, technology, or engineering lab or classroom makeover might be just what your school needs.

Tell us your vision for a dream lab makeover, share a video about your current classroom, and if you are one of up to 25 finalists, invite your local community to vote for your video to help you win. Be creative and get ready to make your dream STEM lab a reality.

About the Northrop Grumman Foundation

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to sustainable STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. In 2015, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing more than $17 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics), National Science Teachers Association, and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. For more information, please visit .

Begins 5/01/2016 at 12:00p.m. PT and ends 06/17/2016 at 12:00p.m. PT. Must be 18 or older, a legal resident of the U.S., and employed at a U.S. public middle school or charter school that serves students grades 5th through 8th and meets Sponsor’s eligibility requirements. Must have all necessary permissions to participate. Only one (1) submission per contestant per school.  Create your photo or video, and your essay according to the Submission Guidelines in the Rules and submit them at www.fabschoollabs.com. Void where prohibited. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation, 2980 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church, VA 22042. See www.fabschoollabs.com/learn-more/rules-regulations for complete Rules and details.