SOURCE Raytheon Company
Engineering is Elementary program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. The 32 elementary school teachers from across the nation received awards of $2,500 each to support the implementation of EiE, an innovative engineering curriculum, in their classrooms.
Developed at the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering and technology concepts and support science learning through professional development workshops and curriculum resources. To date, an estimated 58,700 teachers and 4.2 million students have experienced EiE.
The 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary Teacher Scholarship recipients are:
Raytheon previously awarded 60 individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural, or inner city schools nationwide over the past two years as part of its $2 million Engineering is Elementary grant to the Museum of Science, Boston.
Raytheon's MathMovesU® program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!®; Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS® National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on Twitter @MathMovesU.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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