Raytheon to award grants to K-12 teachers nationwide to support STEM education

Raytheon to award grants to K-12 teachers nationwide to support STEM education

MathMovesU® award and grant programs recognize teachers for innovative
teaching methods

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 8, 2013

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.

About 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.

About Raytheon
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.

Media Contacts

Raytheon Company
Tina Martineau
+1.781.522.6490
corporatepr@raytheon.com

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Scott Montminy
+1.781.966.4100
raytheonpr@inkhouse.com

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