Last Updated: 02/17/2012*

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Missile Systems (RMS) – Feb. 11
More than 25 Raytheon employees volunteered to assist the local MATHCOUNTS® event to proctor and grade exams, run the scoring computer and assist with the countdown round.



RMS – Feb. 16 and 17 – Math and Science Technology FunFest (MSTFF)
The MSTFF is a collaborative effort between Raytheon, the University of Arizona, IBM, Honeywell, SciEnTeK-12, local schools, and other partners to give students a real-life perspective of diverse math, science and engineering principles in action. Held for two days each year at the Tucson, Ariz., Convention Center, it draws more than 6,000 students and teachers from grades 4-8 to participate in hands-on STEM activities and demos with scientists and engineers from across Tucson. RMS employees participating in the Funfest use high-speed cameras to help students calculate speed and distance.

RMS – Feb. 18
Raytheon hosts a "Scout Day" for 250 local Scouts and Scout leaders. Approximately 80 Raytheon employees assist the Scouts in completing merit badge workshops in engineering, electronics, space exploration and radio. Each Scout works toward a badge during the day-long program.

RMS – Feb. 20
Two hundred fifty high schools students in Tucson’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, and Science Achievement) programs work with more than 60 Raytheon engineers to learn about the science of astronomy and optics by building their own working telescopes. This event is a collaboration among Raytheon, University of Arizona Early Academic Outreach, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the Tucson Amateur Astronomer Association.

RMS – Feb. 22
RMS Engineering will host 30 Benson High School students onsite for tours and presentations about design, simulation and manufacturing engineering. The goal is to introduce the students to STEM careers and encourage them to study STEM courses in college.



Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) – Feb. 19
Raytheon's El Segundo employees will host a MathMovesU® booth at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and demonstrate the math and science behind hover boards. MathMovesU activities will complement the Center’s Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit, where guests can build and test their own speeders and robots, ride a hovercraft and try their hand at steering. They will also have the opportunity to see real artifacts, costumes and props from all six Star Wars films, explore the technology of droids, land speeders — and much more!

Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) – Feb. 20
Raytheon's San Diego site will host "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." Students from Barrio Logan College Institute and East Lake Middle School and children of employees will take part in technology discussions, lab tours and hands-on engineering activities.

SAS – Feb. 20
Raytheon's El Segundo site will host more than 250 local middle school students in a series of activities demonstrating how math is used in various career fields. Students will participate in a mock MATHCOUNTS Competition, working on math questions from past National MATHCOUNTS Competitions. Students will also learn technology, take infrared photographs, complete projects using prisms and UV beads, create straw rockets and hear from former NASA astronaut Danny Olivas about his journey to space and how his background in math and science helped him reach his goals.

NCS Fullerton (Raytheon and ThalesRaytheon Systems) – Feb. 20
The Raytheon Women's Network and the Raytheon Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Advancement will host Introduce a “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” at Raytheon’s Fullerton site. This year's event is open to children of employees in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The students will spend the morning learning about GPS technology, as well as other engineering concepts.

IDS – Feb. 21
In conjunction with activities sponsored by the Society of Women Engineers, employees from Raytheon's San Diego site will visit 5th graders at Rosa Parks Elementary School in City Heights. During the visit, engineers will teach workshops where the students will build a simple electrical circuit with a switch and light.

IDS – Feb. 22
The FIRST Robotics team, Hammer Heads, from Kearny High School in San Diego will visit the local Raytheon site to demonstrate their robot that placed second in the Las Vegas Regional Competition.

SAS – El Segundo Feb. 22
Sixty Raytheon engineers will be working with 100 high school students to solve a real engineering problem and in the process learn how engineers work and think as part of the "Discovering Your Hidden Capacity" engineering game. Engineers will also conduct tours of the Electrical, Environmental, Pressure and Temperature and Thermal Imaging Labs so students can see first-hand the testing and design process.

SAS – Feb. 22
Engineers from the Goleta, Calif., site visit Foothill Elementary/Middle School to engage students in math and science, showcasing fun workshops that involve engineering principles. The event is part of the National Engineers Week Foundation initiative to "Introduce a Girl to Engineering."

NCS Goleta (RVS) – Feb. 23
Raytheon Vision Systems will host four local area high schools to participate in an engineering game competition event. The noontime event will place 20 high school students into teams with Raytheon engineers to decipher a symbology puzzle. Following the competition, students will tour the RVS facility and view an infrared camera demonstration.

SAS Goleta – Feb. 23
Raytheon will host an engineering games competition for more than 30 students from five local high schools. The students will compete on teams with engineers to solve a real engineering problem.

SAS – Feb. 24
The Society of Women Engineers at El Segundo host “Shadow an Engineer Day,” offering college students the opportunity to learn about a potential career path in engineering. The day includes guest speakers, a panel discussion and lab tours.

NCS Fullerton (Raytheon and ThalesRaytheon Systems) – Feb. 24
NCS Fullerton will host 50 students from eight local high schools in an engineering competition involving electromagnetism and circuits. Each team will be paired with a Raytheon engineer serving as a mentor.



Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) – Feb. 21
Four Raytheon Rocky Mountain Engineering employees speak with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from Mrachek Middle School about weather, water and climate.

IIS – Feb. 23
Thirty middle school students, currently mentored by Raytheon engineers in an afterschool MathMovesU program, come to the Aurora campus to compete in an egg-drop competition.



NCS – Feb. 18 and 19
Twelve Raytheon Florida employees will volunteer at the local St. Petersburg, Fla. MATHCOUNTS competition. Raytheon is proctoring the teams during testing and afternoon rounds. We will also help with scoring, packing goodie bags, food and other activities as needed. The event will be held at St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus Digitorium, from 8 a.m.- 4p.m.

NCS – Feb. 20
Three Raytheon employees will visit Azalea Middle School to speak to 50 5th and 6th grade science students. The students will hear about personal stories and experiences from the Raytheon engineers, learn about opportunities in engineering career fields and at Raytheon, and participate in a snow making activity and experiment.

Feb. 20-24
Raytheon volunteers host a series of fun-filled demonstrations using fundamental engineering and mathematical principles at the company's exhibit at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista. The activities take place at Sum of all Thrills™ and are aimed at helping spark students' interest in STEM subjects



NCS – Feb 20
Raytheon Ft. Wayne will celebrate the "G" in Engineer by hosting 25 girls in grades 5-8. The students will participate in a computer programming session, hear Raytheon female engineers talk about "Women in Engineering," learn about MathMovesU, tour the Raytheon Environmental Lab and "build a dance pad."

NCS – Feb. 21
Raytheon Ft. Wayne will host approximately 80 local high school students from 16 area schools. Students will experience different disciplines in engineering, and the visit will include team projects in mechanical, electrical, software and systems engineering led by Raytheon engineers.

NCS – Feb. 22
Raytheon Ft. Wayne will host 35 Purdue freshman engineering honors students for demos and site tours. The students will be given a tour of engineering labs, including the Environmental and EMI Labs, and the Engineering Assembly Shop. They will spend time in the Mission Systems Integration Capabilities Center for a software demo and learn about Raytheon from site engineering leaders. They will also talk to early career engineers during a lunch-time gathering.

NCS – Feb. 23
Raytheon Ft. Wayne will host approximately 40 middle school students from seven area schools. The visit will expose the students to the different disciplines in engineering and will include team projects in mechanical, electrical, software and systems engineering lead by Raytheon engineers.

NCS – Feb. 23
Raytheon Ft. Wayne will host ROTC Cadets from eight Indiana universities. Raytheon will provide product demos representative of the NCS product lines at the site: C4I and ICS. The visit to Raytheon will also offer the cadets an opportunity to have discussions with former military officers currently working at Raytheon and to network with other Army ROTC cadets.

NCS – Feb. 24
Eight Raytheon employees will volunteer at the Ft. Wayne Regional MATHCOUNTS competition on the Indiana-Purdue Ft. Wayne campus where approximately 60 students from eight middle schools will vie for an opportunity to progress to the 2012 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Orlando, Fla. 



NCS – Feb. 23
The Raytheon Aberdeen Proving Ground site will host 50 students from Aberdeen Middle School as part of "Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day." Ten Raytheon employee volunteers will assist with activities for the students. The students will also be given a tour of the new Raytheon Innovation Center.



IDS – Feb. 16
Approximately 30 eighth grade students from Henry K. Oliver and Emily G. Wetherbee Middle Schools in Lawrence, Mass., toured Raytheon's Integrated Air Defense Center in Andover, Mass. These students participated in the Stand & Deliver corporate campus program, which matches Raytheon employees with students for academic mentoring and tutoring.

IDS – Feb. 23
Students representing FIRST Robotic teams from Plymouth North High School, Plymouth, Mass., and Merrimack High School in Merrimack, N.H., will perform robot demonstrations at Raytheon’s Tewksbury, Mass., location.

IDS – March
Students from Tewksbury Memorial High School will visit the Raytheon site in Tewksbury, Mass., for a tour of the facility and presentations with company executives.



SAS – Feb. 23
Students from local high schools will tour Raytheon’s Forest facility and participate in a series of activities focused on STEM.



IIS – Omaha Feb. 18
Raytheon will sponsor the 3rd Annual Nebraska Robotics Expo at the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland. The Nebraska Robotics Expo, a collaboration between UNL, the University of Nebraska at Omaha and others, features the Nebraska FIRST® LEGO® League Championship Tournament, the Junior FIRST LEGO League Fair, and the CEENBoT Showcase. New this year will be a Creative Visual Arts Expo including robotic themed art created by students. Raytheon’s MathMovesU ambassador and employee volunteers will speak to nearly 1,000 students, parents and educators about local STEM initiatives.

IIS Omaha – Feb 21-28
Five Raytheon employees will make visits to Our Lady of Lourdes School, Portal Elementary School and Saint Gerald Catholic School to speak to 200 students about STEM careers.


New England

The "Science of Sports" partnership between Raytheon and the New England Patriots continues with more than 70 Raytheon employee volunteers visiting weekly with 24 teams of students at 17 Boys & Girls Clubs in Brockton, Charlestown, Dorchester, Framingham, Hanscom, Hudson, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Stoneham, Waltham and Woburn, Mass.; Nashua and Salem, N.H.; and Pawtucket and Newport, R.I., to encourage youth to explore math or science through sports.



IIS State College – Feb. 23
The Raytheon State College site hosts local high school students with a Raytheon overview and an opportunity to participate in a hands-on engineering activity and competition.


Rhode Island

IDS – Feb. 20
FIRST Robotics team #78, AIR Strike, will unveil and run demonstrations of its 2012 robot at the Undersea Collaborative and Technical Outreach Center in Middletown, R.I. employees from Raytheon's Portsmouth, R.I., site will attend. AIR Strike, one of 10 robotics teams run by the Aquidneck Island Robotics 4-H Club, is mentored by local employees.



IIS Garland – Feb. 18
Sixteen Raytheon employees will serve as scorers and judges at the MATHCOUNTS Competition being held at Southern Methodist University.

NCS/SAS McKinney – Feb. 22
Raytheon will host more than 100 North Texas-area high school students in Plano for an afternoon of hands-on interactive engineering activities, including building breadboard kits. Raytheon engineers will coach the students on breadboard assembly, and senior technical fellows will judge students’ work to determine team winners for best kits.


Washington, D.C.

Feb. 18
Raytheon sponsors "Discover Engineering Family Day" at the National Building Museum. Guests can become creative inventors, engineers and mathematicians for a day. The event is a free, drop-in program for children ages 5-13.


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