Raytheon graduates Brazilian students from 'Science to Success'
First defense-focused course for Brazilian Science without Borders program
TUCSON, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) graduated 17 Brazilian students from a 4-week program course focused on the defense industry in the United States. "Science to Success" is part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program or Science without Borders program.
"Engineering is at the core of our business and we are committed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States and around the world," said Matt Riddle, president of Raytheon International, Inc. "This program is an important opportunity for Raytheon to make a significant and lasting impact on economic growth and the education of Brazilians."
The Brazilian Science without Borders program is a large-scale, nationwide scholarship program that is primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand Brazilian education in the areas of science, technology, innovation and competitiveness by providing opportunities for international study to undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
The goal of the program is to qualify 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers through 2014. The Raytheon effort is built around developing core engineering skillsets and is the first-ever defense technology-focused course in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program.
"Our goal was to give these students an opportunity to learn core engineering skills and gain insight into the defense industry. During their time here, they learned a great deal from some of our most experienced engineers, from topics on systems engineering to courses on leadership," said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems' Naval Area and Mission Defense product line.
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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