WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will recognize K-12 teachers across the country for their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through scholarships and grants to support their work in the classroom and foster ongoing professional development.
Raytheon's MathMovesU® program is inviting all members of the community to recognize inspirational math teachers and coaches for their dedication to improving math education with a MathMovesU Math Hero Award. The annual award's call for nominations is open through May 15, 2013. From the pool of nominees, MathMovesU will honor 32 math professionals with awards of $2,500 each, along with a matching grant of $2,500 to each of their schools.
Raytheon is also announcing that the 2013 application cycle is open for the Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. Awards of $3,000 each will be granted to selected elementary school teachers nationwide whose applications best demonstrate innovative methods of generating student enthusiasm for engineering concepts. Offered through the Museum of Science, Boston, Engineering is Elementary is a professional development program that helps elementary school educators bring engineering to life in the classroom. EiE's teacher training workshops and curriculum resources have reached more than 44,000 teachers and 3.9 million students.
Raytheon's MathMovesU program also is accepting submissions through Friday, Feb. 8, for its Middle School Scholarship and Grant Program. To participate, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students nationwide must demonstrate an enthusiasm for math and the ability to illustrate the importance of math in space exploration by answering the question, "Mission to Mars: How does MATH drive your curiosity?" Up to 150 students will be awarded STEM "camperships" of up to $1,000, or college scholarships of $1,000. In addition, the students' schools will receive matching grants of $1,000 to be used for math-related programs.
For more information about the Math Hero Awards Program, Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program and MathMovesU Middle School Scholarship and Grant Program, including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or https://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 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 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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