Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has opened the application process for its Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program. During the 2013-14 school year, Raytheon will grant 30 awards of $2,500 each to selected elementary school teachers nationwide whose applications best demonstrate innovative methods of generating student enthusiasm about engineering concepts. Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® scholarships bring engineering to life in the classroom.
Entry forms for the 2013-14 program can be found at. A program offered through the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering concepts through professional development workshops and curriculum resources. To date, more than 58,000 teachers and 4.1 million students have experienced EiE.
"Many elementary teachers don't have a background in science. Our workshop graduates tell us the EiE professional development makes them feel empowered and confident about teaching STEM subjects," said Christine Cunningham, director and founder of EiE and vice president for research, Museum of Science, Boston. "Raytheon's continued support of Engineering is Elementary is accelerating adoption of the curriculum in underserved school districts nationwide." Raytheon has awarded 60 individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural or inner city schools nationwide over the past two years as part of its $1 million Engineering is Elementary grant to the Museum of Science, Boston.
Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2013. Awards will be announced in December 2013. For more information about the Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program, find the form here including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.