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STEMconnector honors Raytheon CEO

Tom Kennedy among top 100 CEO leaders in math and science education

STEMconnector honored Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy for his leadership in promoting STEM education.

The STEMconnector consortium has recognized Raytheon Chairman and CEO Tom Kennedy as one of its 100 CEO Leaders in STEM (for science, technology, engineering and math).

Kennedy was selected for his leadership in driving programs that provide STEM learning opportunities for students in kindergarten through college, with an emphasis on veterans and military families.

“As a veteran, I know firsthand that our servicemen and women have much to offer when they leave the military,” Kennedy said. “So we have expanded our partnership with Student Veterans of America through a $5 million, multiyear commitment to help military veterans reach their higher education and career goals, particularly in high-demand STEM fields.”

Additionally, under Kennedy’s leadership, Raytheon pledged $5 million to bring STEM-focused “Centers of Innovation” to Boys & Girls Clubs affiliated youth centers on U.S. military installations and at clubs that support military families.

STEMconnector is a consortium of companies, nonprofit groups, professional societies, government entities and academic institutions actively working to advance STEM education and the future of human capital.

Read Kennedy’s full essay in STEMconnector’s 100 CEO Leaders in STEM (page 179).

Published: 05/10/2016

Last Updated: 05/10/2016

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