Call for Nominations: Raytheon to award grants in support of STEM education excellence
MathMovesU award and grant programs recognize educators for innovative teaching methods
WALTHAM, Mass., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will recognize middle and high school math and science teachers across the country for their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through grants to support their work in the classroom.
Raytheon's MathMovesU® program invites members of the community to recognize inspirational math and science teachers and coaches for their dedication to improving education with a MathMovesU Math Hero Award. The annual award's call for nominations is open through April 30, 2015. From the pool of nominees, Raytheon will honor up to 30 professionals with awards of $2,500 each, along with a matching grant of $2,500 for each of their schools.
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 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 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 cyber security 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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