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Raytheon to Award STEM Education Grants to K-12 Teachers

Raytheon - ExecutiveBizRaytheon Co. will award scholarships and grants to K-12 teacher’s across the U.S. who show a commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the classroom.

According to a Raytheon statement, the company’s MathMovesU program is inviting all community members to recognize inspirational math teachers and coaches for the Math Heroes award.

The nominations will be open until May 15, 2013, and 32 math professionals will be honored with $2,500 and a $2,500 grant to their schools. Raytheon is also opening applications for the Engineering is Elementary teacher scholarship program.

According to Raytheon, EiE’s training workshops and curriculum resources have reached more than 44,000 teachers and 3.9 million students nationwide.

Raytheon’s MathMovesU is also accepting submissions until February 8 for the middle school scholarship and grant program where 6-8th graders can demonstrate their enthusiasm for math as well as illustrate the importance  of math in space exploration with the question: Mission to Mars: How does math drive your curiosity?”

The 150 winners will be awarded with STEM “camperships” of $1,000 or college scholarships of the same amount as well as $1,000 for math-related programs in their schools.

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