WALTHAM, MA -- Raytheon Company will recognize middle and high school math teachers across the country for their commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education through grants to support their work in the classroom. The company’s MathMovesU program invites 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 April 9, 2014.
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.
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 for each of their schools. For more information about the Math Hero Award program, including eligibility and submission requirements, visit www.mathmovesu.com.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, specializes 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, MA.