TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) presented its 2014 National Most Promising Engineer of the Year award to Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Carla Sayan. The award recognizes Sayan for her many outstanding technical accomplishments at Raytheon Missile Systems.
"My work at Raytheon is exciting, challenging and rewarding. The company creates an environment where employees want to innovate and succeed," said Carla Sayan, Raytheon Missile Systems Senior Information Systems Engineer. "I am so proud to receive this award, and I'm proud of Raytheon's commitment to always be on the cutting edge of technology."
Sayan joined Raytheon in 2008 and has worked on several critical initiatives and applications in next-generation information systems such as model-based engineering solutions and cyber-technology.
In addition to her accomplishments in Engineering and Technology, Sayan has demonstrated a strong commitment to making improvements in her community. She has been an active volunteer and mentor regularly sharing her knowledge both inside the company and in the community.
"Raytheon recognizes the impact and importance of giving back to the community," said Sayan. "The company encourages employees to be change agents by providing us with numerous opportunities to volunteer our time and talents. Additionally, Raytheon fosters an inclusive culture where everyone has a voice – It's one of the best things about working here."
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community. SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians and engineers.
Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 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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Sayan received the award Nov. 8 during the SHPE national conference in Detroit, Michigan.
John B. Patterson
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