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Program supports FIRST Robotics alumni who plan to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors in college
WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today announced the recipients of the 2013 Raytheon-FIRST® Robotics Scholarship. The program awards 40 individual scholarships of $1,000 each to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) alumni pursuing undergraduate education as math, science, engineering or technology majors. The 40 recipients are high school seniors or full-time college freshmen, sophomores or juniors who participated in a FIRST Robotics Competition or were a member of a FIRST Tech Challenge team.
Raytheon is a longstanding supporter of the FIRST Robotics Competition and Tech Challenge – international robotics competitions for middle and high school students. Raytheon sponsors about 30 teams each year. A Raytheon-sponsored team from Huntsville, Ala., won the FIRST Tech Challenge in May 2013. The company has offered the Raytheon-FIRST Robotics Scholarship since 2003; to date the program has disbursed $400,000 in scholarship money.
This year's recipients are:
The application process for the 2014 Raytheon-FIRST Scholarship will open April 1, 2014. For more information about the Raytheon-FIRST Scholarship Program, including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/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.
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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