Last Updated: 01/31/2012*

Raytheon and the New England Patriots hosted more than 100 students from local Boys & Girls Clubs and 70 volunteers Jan. 28 to kick off the fourth annual ‘Science of Sports’ Science Fair season at Gillette Stadium.

The 24 teams of students represent 16 Boys & Girls Clubs from Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. This year the program welcomed new teams from Brockton, Charlestown, Hanscom, Hudson and Stoneham, Mass., and from Salem, N.H. At the season kickoff meeting, the students assembled in teams and received initial instructions as they begin their quest toward victory at the science fair. Each team will work with two or three Raytheon volunteers during the next three months and compete to win scholarships. Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft and Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson will judge the science projects May 6.

The ‘Science of Sports’ program is one of many experiential programs in which Raytheon is involved to help young people develop and sustain an interest in math and science and in the skills they will need to help preserve U.S. leadership in technology and innovation. The Science of Sports Science Fair expands the teamwork between Raytheon and the New England Patriots in this area. One of the most visible examples of this teamwork is The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon, which opened next to Gillette Stadium in September 2008.


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