Raytheon invests in Poland's premier technical universities
$100,000 donation to fund innovative learning
TEWKSBURY, Mass., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced a $100,000 education investment to two of Poland's premier technical universities – Military University of Technology and Warsaw University of Technology – to advance studies in the field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). A $50,000 donation to each university will fund scholarships and research programs to support graduate level studies in the field of engineering.
As a technology and innovation leader, Raytheon understands the strategic importance of global collaboration with industry, universities and the broader scientific community. The company is engaging with major Polish universities to determine how to best support scientific studies and research in technology fields. The goal is to partner in long-term education and scientific initiatives that encourage continual investment in technology and innovation, vital drivers of every nation's economy.
"At Raytheon, one of our corporate imperatives is to promote innovative learning in order to stimulate interest in scientific fields of study, and grow the pipeline of STEM-capable students and workers," said Thomas Vecchiolla, president of Raytheon International, Inc. "This $100,000 investment is the first step in Raytheon's continuing support of Poland's outstanding contributions to advancing scientific studies in fields that are helping fuel Poland's economic growth."
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and 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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