WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has opened the application process for its Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. During the 2013-14 school year, Raytheon will grant 30 awards of $2,500 each to selected elementary school teachers nationwide whose applications best demonstrate innovative methods of generating student enthusiasm about engineering concepts. Entry forms for the 2013-14 program can be found at www.mathmovesu.com.
A program offered through the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering concepts through professional development workshops and curriculum resources. To date, more than 58,000 teachers and 4.1 million students have experienced EiE.
"Many elementary teachers don't have a background in science. Our workshop graduates tell us the EiE professional development makes them feel empowered and confident about teaching STEM subjects," said Christine Cunningham, director and founder of EiE and vice president for research, Museum of Science, Boston. "Raytheon's continued support of Engineering is Elementary is accelerating adoption of the curriculum in underserved school districts nationwide."
Raytheon has awarded 60 individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural or inner city schools nationwide over the past two years as part of its $1 million Engineering is Elementary grant to the Museum of Science, Boston.
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2013. Awards will be announced in December 2013. For more information about the Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program, including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.
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 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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