Raytheon's CEO to Meet Tuskegee University Raytheon Scholars to Promote Math and Science Education
WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 12, 2005 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO, William H. Swanson will visit Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Ala., today to meet and acknowledge the first class of Raytheon Scholars, a select group of highly talented engineering and computer science students. Swanson will introduce the Raytheon Scholars at a ceremony in the Kellogg Auditorium on the Tuskegee University campus. "Promoting math and science education is a focus for our company and an important priority for our country," said Swanson. "We depend on a skilled technical team of diverse professionals to develop solutions for our customers' increasingly challenging needs." This initiative, funded by an $850,000 commitment from Raytheon, allows Tuskegee to provide scholarships for highly talented undergraduate students majoring in engineering and computer science. These students will be assigned important research and development projects, enabling them to apply their knowledge to technical challenges and preparing them for future careers in engineering. By helping Tuskegee attract talented students and encourage math and science education, this program builds a stronger, more diverse engineering talent pool and supports Raytheon's efforts to create an inclusive workforce. In planning for the technological and scientific needs of the future, Raytheon is committed to promoting math and science education through its contribution programs. The Raytheon Scholars, who began their studies at Tuskegee University last fall, are: Kenneth Carline Computer Science Lancaster, Calif. Terrence Carroll Computer Science Daphne, Ala. Gerald Carter Electrical Engineering Atlanta, Ga. Ramell Chambers Computer Science Brooklyn, N.Y. Lawrence Cooper Computer Science West Point, Miss. Tiffany Garrett Computer Science Talladega, Ala. Charles Harris Electrical Engineering Memphis, Tenn. Maia Lake Electrical Engineering Birmingham, Ala. Santoine Leer Computer Science Conyers, Ga. Glenn Person Computer Science Columbus, Ga. Sharnita Scarlett Computer Science Chicago, Ill. Dewayne Walker Computer Science Mobile, Ala. Andrew Williams Aerospace Engineering Pleasant Grove, Ala. Orlando Williams Mechanical Engineering Chicago, Ill. Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs more than 78,000 people worldwide. Contact Nicholas Garrison 781.522.6490 SOURCE: Raytheon Company Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/
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