Last Updated: 01/16/2012*

As part of Raytheon's commitment to STEM education, representatives from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems' Communications and Public Affairs team attended a ceremony on Dec. 14 during which the company formally adopted Madrona Middle School in Torrance, Calif. Raytheon donated $5,000 and 100 computers to promote STEM education and the company's MathMovesU® program with the students.

Raytheon's Adopt-A-School effort at Madrona also provides an opportunity for the company's employees to teach students through MathMovesU Days with hands-on demonstrations and lessons on projects such as straw rockets, hoverboards and aerosol polarimetry sensors.

In addition to a donation of 100 computers, Raytheon also made a $5,000 grant donation to Madrona at the Adopt-A-School ceremony.
In addition to a donation of 100 computers, Raytheon also made a $5,000 grant donation to Madrona at the Adopt-A-School ceremony.

The Adopt-A-School program is organized by the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce. Officials attending the ceremony included Torrance Mayor Frank Scotto, Torrance Unified School District Superintendent Dr. George Mannon, Senior Director of Secondary Education for TUSD Dr. Tim Stowe and representatives from the offices of State Assemblywoman Betsy Butler and U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn. Donna Duperron, president and CEO of the Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Sherry Kramer, vice chair, were also in attendance. Raytheon representatives included Trudy Sullivan, vice president of Communications and Public Affairs for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) business.

An oversized check for $5,000 was presented to Dr. Ron Richardson, principal of Madrona Middle School. Superintendent Mannon thanked Raytheon’s Sullivan for the generosity, referencing the mid-year funding reduction recently announced by the governor, which directly affects Torrance Unified School District.

“Not all cities in our region have programs like this, so it is special for Raytheon to participate in the Adopt-A-School program in Torrance,” said Sullivan. “It is also special for us to spark a passion for math and science with these students and provide them with tools like computers to bring it all together.”

For more information visit Raytheon’s STEM initiatives website.

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