WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is calling for submissions to its 2013-14 MathMovesU® Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program. To apply, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students nationwide are invited to illustrate the importance of math in the world around them. Applications will be accepted today through Feb. 7, 2014.
Student submissions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, time commitment and the use of math equations to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject. Up to 150 students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships each to be used for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp programs or college education. In addition, the students' schools will receive matching grants of $1,000 for math-related programs.
"Math shapes the world around us," said Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Corporate Affairs. "By encouraging students to explore how math works in their daily lives, we hope to broaden their interest in math and related subjects."
To apply or to obtain more information about the MathMovesU Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program -- including eligibility and submission requirements -- please visit http://www.mathmovesu.com/#/middle-school-scholarship.
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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