DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE : RTN ) Missile Systems President Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence delivered the opening address on the third day of the Education Without Borders conference in Dubai. The biennial international student conference creates networks across cultures to find solutions to some of the world's greatest problems.
"Raytheon is deeply committed to inspiring the next generation of engineers, scientists and technologists," said Lawrence. "I have no doubt some of the students attending this conference will help solve many of our planet's greatest challenges."
Speaking to more than 700 students at Dubai Men's College, Lawrence described how breakthroughs in the aerospace industry have led to widely used commercial products such as microwave ovens and cellular phones. He encouraged the students to stay focused, work hard and follow their dreams.
"Raytheon believes tomorrow's engineers and technologists need to be excited by and interested in math today," said Lawrence. "We developed the MathMovesU® program to help spur interest in math and science. Since its inception in 2005, Raytheon's MathMovesU program has touched the lives of more than 1 million students, teachers and parents."
This year's Education Without Borders conference attracted nearly 1,000 students from more than 120 countries.
Raytheon Company, with 2010 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 89 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 72,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE Raytheon Company