Raytheon & MathMovesU


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MathAlive! is one element of Raytheon’s many-tiered MathMovesU program, which utilizes a host of engaging learning programs–including MathMovesU’s interactive website, scholarships, sponsorships and events–to help students from middle school through college remain interested in math and science and, by extension, ensure the continued strength of the American work force. Some of the innovative initiatives supported by MathMovesU include…

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For years, Raytheon has dedicated resources to creating a greater awareness and appreciation of math among young people. Raytheon understands that in order to inspire students, we need to engage them when they are young, support them during critical middle school years and continue to build on that support throughout their academic lives. Raytheon’s many-tiered MathMovesU program utilizes a host of engaging learning programs, including an MathMovesU’s interactive website, scholarships, sponsorships and events to help students from middle school through college remain interested in math and science and, by extension, ensure the continued strength of the American work force. More info | Back to Top


Initiatives


Engineering is Elementary

Raytheon Company has extended its longstanding partnership with the Museum of Science through a $1 million sponsorship to the Professional Development portion of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE), a curriculum formed through the National Center for Technological Literacy®. The NCTL is a Museum of Science initiative that helps educate children and adults in various educational settings.

Raytheon’s $1 million investment will help further the EiE curriculum program throughout the United States during the next five years. EiE is a research-based, standards-driven and classroom-tested curriculum that integrates engineering and technology concepts and skills with elementary science topics to guide and prepare students for continued STEM learning and potential careers paths. To date, EiE has reached more than 1.8 million students and more than 26,000 teachers across the country.

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Sum of All Thrills™

Developed by Raytheon and Walt Disney Imagineering, Sum of all Thrills™ lets kids experience math and science in an innovative and exhilarating way: by designing – and then riding – their very own thrill ride. It takes learning to new heights (not to mention loops and barrel rolls) and shows firsthand that math, science, physics and engineering can all add up to something pretty amazing. The Sum of all Thrills™ attraction is at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista Florida.

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Raytheon STEM Education Model

Raytheon and Business Higher-Education Forum (BHEF) have partnered to produce the first ever simulation and modeling tool for the U.S. STEM education system. This tool, known as the U.S. STEM Education Model, enables researchers, policy-makers and educators to explore policy scenarios that can strengthen U.S. STEM education and workforce outcomes. Raytheon and the BHEF have plans to develop specific state-level STEM models for use in 2011.

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Hall at Patriot Place

The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon promotes math and science in the most exciting and unexpected ways – through games and exhibits that highlight math, science and football. These innovative attractions, such as Raytheon’s interactive competition, “In the Numbers,” inspire and entertain thousands of school children and countless more guests each year. The Hall at Patriot Place is also the official home of the New England Patriots® Hall of Fame.

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‘Science of Sports’

Raytheon Company and the New England Patriots annually host a “Science of Sports” Science Fair at Gillette Stadium. The “Science of Sports” Science Fair is the culmination of a five-month program. It involves more than 50 Raytheon employee volunteers making weekly visits to the Boys & Girls Clubs across New England to help imagine and execute projects that explore math or science through sports.

The competing teams present their projects to a panel of judges, including Raytheon’s Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson and New England Patriots’ Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft. Each member of the winning team receives a $1,000 scholarship provided by Raytheon and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation. Second place winners receive $750 scholarships and third place winners receive $500 scholarships

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Partnerships/Sponsorships


MATHCOUNTS

Raytheon is a supportive partner of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps U.S. middle school students excel in math. Raytheon has provided significant financial contributions to help middle school students become creative problem solvers and develop the skills needed to become the math and science leaders of the future.

Raytheon is the sole sponsor of the MATHCOUNTS National Competition through 2014, hosting the nation’s top middle school math minds from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, Department of Defense and State Department Schools. Sponsorship of the Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition is a core component of Raytheon’s MathMovesU® program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science and help inspire the next generation of technologists and innovators

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Change the Equation

Raytheon supports our nation’s efforts to improve STEM education through its membership in Change the Equation (CTEq). The CTEq initiative supports the president’s Educate to Innovate campaign designed to increase private and philanthropic involvement in STEM education. CTEq is the first and only national CEO network devoted entirely to cultivating widespread literacy in STEM with a focus on a larger and more racially-, ethnically- and gender-diverse pool of students. Raytheon joins other companies in this effort and has pledged to invest in STEM programs during the next five years.

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FIRST Robotics

The FIRST Robotics Championship challenges students to design and build their own robots from a standard kit of parts. The competition and Raytheon’s support of the program are intended to inspire students to pursue education and career paths in STEM disciplines. Raytheon employees dedicate time to mentor students from high schools across the country and guide them in the development of their robots.

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Team America Rocketry Challenge

Raytheon sponsors the Team America Rockerty Challenge (TARC) winning Student ‘Rocketeer’ team’s trip to an international air show and hosts the UKAYRoC winners.

“This trip to the Paris International Air Show recognizes the achievements of the TARC and UKAYRoC winners and rewards their interest in math and science,” said Pam Wickham, Raytheon’s vice president of Corporate Affairs and Communications.

“We hope this visit will encourage further study and interest by immersing them in the exciting career opportunities to be found in the aerospace and defense industry.”

In addition to the trip to Paris, the TARC winners share a prize package of $60,000 in scholarships and prizes with other top finishers, as well as an invitation from NASA to participate in its Student Launch Initiative, an advanced rocketry program.

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Eduventures®

Raytheon commissioned a research study, conducted by Eduventures, involving 1,144 parents regarding math performance motivators, behaviors and attitudes around math, formal and informal math learning activities, and out-of- school math help that students age 10-14 receive. The results will be of interest to educators, parents, the public, and those dedicated to promoting pathways to college and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

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Questacon

Raytheon is the sponsor of a systems engineering exhibit, “Imagination Factory,” at Questacon, Australia’s National Science and Technology Center. The partnership with Questacon is Raytheon’s largest community initiative undertaken by Raytheon outside the United States. It seeks to inspire young Australians into the world of math and science through “Imagination Factory” – an exhibit which tells the systems integration story and shows how things work together as systems to do inventive things.

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Scholarships


Scholarship and Grants

Raytheon annually awards more than $2 million in MathMovesU scholarships and grants to recognize students, their teachers and schools for mathematical achievement and advancement. To date, Raytheon has recognized 1,421 students and teachers and more than 500 schools nationwide. In 2010, employee giving and matching grants for education totaled nearly $7 million.

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Math Hero Award

Math teachers and volunteers who work with students are eligible to receive a $2,500 Math Hero award for their part in improving math education. A matching grant of $2,500 is also awarded to their local school or an approved math-related nonprofit organization of their choice.

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Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program

Elementary math and science teachers are eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship to attend an Engineering is Elementary® (EIE) Professional Development workshop created by the Museum of Science, Boston. This program is intended to encourage the inclusion of engineering and technology education in elementary classrooms by providing access to Engineering is Elementary workshops and materials.

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Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program

MathMovesU has redirected the $1,000 awards available to 150 middle school students. Students now have the option to attend math and science summer camps and programs across the country, or save the money for college. Raytheon will also continue to donate a $1,000 matching grant to each winning student’s middle school.

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FIRST Robotics Scholarship

Raytheon has established a scholarship program to assist First Robotics team members and competitors who plan to continue their education in college as math, science or technology majors. The program supports a wide range of educational options. Scholarships are offered for full-time study beginning sophomore, junior or senior year at an accredited institution or program of the student’s choice.

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