Calling all middle school students! Raytheon's MathMovesU Middle School Grant
and Scholarship Program is now open
Scholarship program invites students to share their enthusiasm for math
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Don't miss out: Raytheon Company
(NYSE: RTN) is calling for submissions to its 2012-13 MathMovesU^® Middle
School Grant and Scholarship Program. To participate, sixth-, seventh- and
eighth-grade students nationwide are invited to illustrate the importance of
math in the mission to Mars and in space exploration.
Student submissions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, time
commitment and the use of math equations to demonstrate an enthusiasm for math
and space exploration. Up to 150 students will be awarded $1,000 scholarships
to be used for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) camp programs
or college. In addition, the students' schools will receive matching grants of
$1,000 to be used for math-related programs.
"Raytheon seeks to broaden interest and engagement in math by encouraging
students to think about how math is integrated in the world around them," said
Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations. "When
students consider the important role that math plays in exciting challenges –
like the mission to Mars – they expand their horizons, literally and
figuratively. We are eager to see the ideas that come to life in the students'
Applications will be accepted through Feb. 8, 2013. For more information about
the MathMovesU Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program, including
eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com.
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
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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