Raytheon has donated $1 million to Boston’s Museum of Science Engineering is Elementary program. The company said the initiative goes hand-in-hand with its commitment to further math and science education.
The funds will be divvied up to create new EiE centers in Washington D.C., Phoenix, Ariz. and Huntsville, Ala. The charitable contribution will also provide training to elementary school teachers to implement EiE’s successful curriculum.
“By helping teachers bring the basic concepts of engineering and technology to life, they will be able to excite future generations of students to become the innovators of tomorrow,” said Raytheon Chairman and CEO William H. Swanson.
The research-based, standards-driven EiE program integrates the basic concepts and skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the form of a classroom-proven curriculum. The program has already reached more than 26,000 teachers and 1.8 million students in the U.S.
Boston’s Museum of Science instituted the EiE program in 2003. The museum and Raytheon have partnered on projects dating back to 1953.