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The US TARC rocketry team prepares for launch in Farnborough England on July 18 2014 Image courtesy of Raytheon

The U.S. TARC rocketry team prepares for launch in Farnborough, England on July 18, 2014. (Image courtesy of Raytheon.)

Grant Program to Honor STEM-Inspired Teachers

In its continued support of innovations in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, Raytheon will recognize middle- and high-school teachers across the country through a new grant program. The MathMovesU venture will recognize inspirational teachers, with a call for nominations open through April 30, 2015. From the pool of nominees, Raytheon will honor up to 30 teachers with $2500 each—and a matching grant of $2500 for each of their schools.

Subsets of the MathMovesU program specifically target empowering girls through STEM education. The Girls Mentoring Program teaches young women the basics of engineering, with volunteers visiting high schools multiple days a week to work on STEM-related projects. Raytheon’s Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology (RWEST) program pairs career employees with engineering fellows to extend their reach into colleges and help with mentoring and networking sessions.

MathMovesU involves a number of partnerships with like-minded programs, such as the “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics Championship,” which challenges high-school students to design and build their own robots. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) provides students with the opportunity to test their skills at protecting a network against cyber threats. Raytheon also partners with the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) to teach students basic aerospace engineering principles through a rocket-launch competition.

For nomination eligibility and submission requirements, visit www.mathmovesu.com.

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