WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees Roy Foreman and Omar Thompson received top awards at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Global Competitiveness Conference held Feb. 7-9 in Washington, D.C. BEYA acknowledges excellence in accomplishments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. An additional 25 Northrop Grumman employees were recognized as BEYA Modern-Day Technology Leaders at the conference. http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=17120 . "We proudly congratulate our employees for receiving these distinctive awards, which demonstrate their commitment to Northrop Grumman, their communities and their professional development. We also thank BEYA for once again holding this important conference and awards ceremony that promotes expanded involvement in STEM fields, which is so critical to our nation," said Denise Peppard, Northrop Grumman vice president and chief human resources officer.