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Bringing engineering to life in the classroom: Raytheon awards scholarships to 32 teachers nationwide

Engineering is Elementary program promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. The 32 elementary school teachers from across the nation received awards of $2,500 each to support the implementation of EiE, an innovative engineering curriculum, in their classrooms.

Developed at the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering and technology concepts and support science learning through professional development workshops and curriculum resources. To date, an estimated 58,700 teachers and 4.2 million students have experienced EiE.

The 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary Teacher Scholarship recipients are:

  • Kamala Anderson, Cannon Elementary School, Grapevine, Texas
  • Dena Azzolin, Vista del Monte Elementary School, Palm Springs, Calif.
  • Andrea Bennett, Pickett Academy, Toledo, Ohio
  • Barbara Broby, Salida del Sol Elementary, Yuma, Ariz.
  • Melissa Calderon, Liberty Elementary School, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Peggy Carlisle, Pecan Park Elementary, Jackson, Miss.
  • Elizabeth Carter, Alice Maxwell Elementary School, Sparks, Nev.
  • Leslie Childs, Fisher Elementary School, San Antonio, Texas
  • Dana Crewe, Oak Street School, Lakewood, N.J.
  • William Diaz-Brown, Frances E. Willard Elementary School, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Belinda Duncan, Mabel Hoggard Math and Science Magnet Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Jenny Eckman, Harambee Elementary, Maplewood, Minn.
  • Mary-Elizabeth Ezenwaka, Roxhill Elementary, Seattle, Wash.
  • Paulette Fox, Ella G. Clarke Elementary School, Lakewood, N.J.
  • Kirt Gordon, Salida de Sol Elementary, Yuma, Ariz.
  • Shannon Gustin, Albert E. Kagel Elementary School, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • Parrish Higa, Broadous Elementary School, Pacoima, Calif.
  • Christy Huff, Joe Toler - Oak Hill Elementary, Oxford, N.C.
  • Linda Kurtz, Dunleith Elementary School, Marietta, Ga.
  • Amy Lazarowicz, Neinas Elementary School, Detroit, Mich.
  • Wai Chin Ng, Josiah Quincy Elementary School, Boston, Mass.
  • Debra Palmer, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, San Pedro, Calif.
  • Angela Palo, Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Allston, Mass.
  • Amon Rwito, Kate Sullivan Elementary School, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • Teresa Salinas, A. J. Martin Elementary School, Houston, Texas
  • Jessica Schenck, Chief Kamiakin Elementary School, Sunnyside, Wash.
  • Cindi Shields, Riley Elementary School, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Victoria Smith, Maxwell Elementary School, Sparks, Nev.
  • Melissa Tobar, Colbert Elementary School, Hollywood, Fla.
  • Anya Williams, Garyville Magnet School, Mount Airy, La.
  • Laura Yang, Pine Spring Elementary School, Falls Church, Va.
  • Politimi Zondiros, Ruby Thomas Elementary School, Las Vegas, Nev.

Raytheon previously awarded 60 individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural, or inner city schools nationwide over the past two years as part of its $2 million Engineering is Elementary grant to the Museum of Science, Boston.

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 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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