Raytheon Celebrates Beginning of School Year by Awarding More Than $1 Million in Grants and Scholarships

MathMovesU rewards passionate students, teachers and their schools for science, technology, engineering and math excellence

Aug 31, 2010, 09:00 ET from Raytheon Company

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is celebrating the beginning of the school year by awarding more than $1 million in scholarships and grants. As part of its annual scholarship program, Raytheon honors students who excel in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as teachers who engage students in STEM.

One hundred fifty students from across the country each received a $1,000 MathMovesU® Middle School Scholarship with the option to attend a math and science camp or technology program this summer or save the money for college. The scholarship winners were chosen from a pool of 2,727 applicants who created multimedia presentations about the importance of math in their daily lives. Programs chosen by this year's recipients include the Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University, the Duke University Talent Identification Program and the University of North Carolina-affiliated TechOceans camp. Each recipient's middle school also received a matching grant from Raytheon.

As part of the MathMovesU Bonus Award Scholarship program, Raytheon also honored 30 previous MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship recipients who are now pursuing undergraduate STEM degrees with an additional $20,000 each.

Raytheon commended 32 teachers from across the country as part of its MathMovesU Math Hero Awards program for engaging students in math through interactive and creative learning initiatives. Each winner received a $2,500 award and a matching grant for his or her school.

"Since the start of our MathMovesU program almost five years ago, Raytheon has awarded more than $4 million in well-deserved scholarships and grants to students, teachers and schools nationwide," said William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company. "I want to congratulate all of our recipients and encourage students throughout the country to develop and sustain an interest in math and science as they prepare to pursue exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the years to come."

For a complete listing of all 150 middle school scholarship winners, please contact jennifer_k_chan@raytheon.com or scott@inkhouse.net.

For the latest MathMovesU news and information about available scholarships, please visit http://www.raytheon.com/responsibility/community/scholarships/index.html.

About MathMovesU

Raytheon's MathMovesU program is committed to increasing middle school students' interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs of MathMovesU include 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 sponsorship of the National MATHCOUNTS® competition through 2014; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program providing more than $1 million in annual funding to students and teachers. Follow us on Twitter @raytheonmmu.

Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 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. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide.

Note to Editors:

Following is a list of this year's MathMovesU Bonus Award recipients pursuing STEM degrees:

Recipient Name, Hometown, School:

  • Nitish Aggarwal, Birmingham, Ala., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Alongi, Naperville, Ill., University of Notre Dame
  • Ashley Chandler, Mandeville, La., Santa Clara University
  • Denise Chen, Plymouth, Minn., Yale University
  • Minna Chen, Plymouth, Minn., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Stephanie Choquette, Eagle Grove, Iowa, Iowa State University
  • Audrey DeVries, Lancaster, Pa., Grove City College
  • Linyi Gao, Moscow, Idaho, Stanford University
  • Jennifer Heffernan, Londonderry, N.H., Carnegie Mellon University
  • Kylie Hornbeck, Kansas City, Mo., Case Western Reserve University
  • Sandy Huang, Ames, Iowa, Stanford University
  • Elizabeth Ingram, Baton Rouge, La., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Jason Lee, Gainesville, Fla., University of Florida
  • Greyson Lewis, McLean, Va., Yale University
  • Kara Marsac, Clarkston, Mich., Yale University
  • Maressa McCall, Asheville, N.C., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mason Miller, New Iberia, La., Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
  • Ashley Petersen, Davenport, Iowa, St. Olaf College
  • Neola Putnam, Glenwood, Wash., Cedarville University
  • David Rudy, Lancaster, Pa., University of Notre Dame
  • Naomi Schurr, Torrance, Calif., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Max Shayer, Anchorage, Alaska, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Blair Simons, Clearwater, Fla., University of South Florida
  • Natalie Spencer, Arlington, Wash., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Abby Stevens, Logan, Utah, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Blake Stout, Aiken, S.C., United States Naval Academy
  • Caroline Suen, San Jose, Calif., Stanford University
  • Jocelyn Tang, Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Princeton University
  • Megan Wood, Marlborough, Mass., Boston College
  • Roger Yamada, Fairfax, Va., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Following is a list of this year's MathMovesU Math Hero recipients:

Recipient Name, Hometown, School:

  • Wendy Baird, Laguna Hills, Calif., La Paz Intermediate School
  • Robert Boatfield, Richardson, Texas, Marion Elementary School
  • Monica Brown, Dumont, N.J., Elmwood Park Memorial Middle School
  • Tracey Burton-Lindner, Shalimar, Fla., Meigs Middle School
  • Amy Flatt, Nashville, Tenn., West End IB World School
  • Patrick Flynn, Overland Park, Kan., Olathe East High School
  • Jeanne Gagliardo, Palm Harbor, Fla., Safety Harbor Middle School
  • Anne Marie Garrett, River Vale, N.J., George G. White Middle School
  • Alexander Gilbert, McLean, Va., Hybla Valley Elementary School
  • Ellyn Goldberg, Providence, R.I., The Met School
  • Margaret Gray, Grassy, Mo., Woodland Middle School
  • Phillip Hutcherson, Colorado Springs, Colo., West Middle School
  • William Katz, Fredericksburg, Va., T. Benton Gayle Middle School
  • Lydie Labaudiniere, Sherborn, Mass., The Sage School
  • Corissa McClain, Tucson, Ariz., Billy Lane Lauffer Middle School
  • Robert Miller, Pasadena, Md., St. Jane Frances School
  • Sonya Morris, Santa Maria, Calif., Arellanes Junior High School
  • Laureen-Nadirah Nayo, Pasadena, Calif., Blair IB Magnet School
  • Connie Oberle, McKinney, Texas, Mary Evans Elementary School
  • Tiffiny Oliver, Highlands Ranch, Colo., Ranch View Middle School
  • Thuc-Khanh Park, College Station, Texas, A&M Consolidated Middle School
  • Cynthia Parker, Sumter, S.C., Alice Drive Middle School
  • Donna Phair, Fremont, Calif., William Hopkins Junior High School
  • Jodie Poupore, Colorado Springs, Colo., Timberview Middle School
  • Michelle Rosa, Pawtucket, R.I., The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center
  • Sharon Speet, Tucson, Ariz., Our Mother of Sorrows
  • Karen Suvalskas, Marlborough, Mass., The Marlborough 4-7 School
  • Meredith Swallow, Seattle, Wash., Billings Middle School
  • James Tanton, Southborough, Mass., St. Mark's School
  • Trent Tormoehlen, Indianapolis, Ind., Sycamore School
  • Wendy Wadley, Miramar, Fla., Carol City Middle School
  • Dana Wilson, Richmond, Va., Manchester Middle School

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