Education

Raytheon, University of Arizona Partner on STEM Program for Native-American Students

An employee resource group at Raytheon has partnered with the University of Arizona to mentor and inspire Native-American students toward science, technology, engineering and math careers. Raytheon American Indian Network members facilitate monthly workshops that offer  hands-on activities revolving around STEM to high school and middle school as part of the …

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Northrop to Back Interdisciplinary Research Projects of 3 Australian Professors; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman has selected three Australia-based professors to receive multiyear research grants and conduct a collaborative studies in the areas of cognitive radio systems, engineering, human machine interactions and quantum communications. The company said Tuesday it offered initial grants worth approximately $56,000 to Robert Malaney of the University of New South Wales; Roberto Sabatini of …

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Army, Ten80 to Co-Host STEM Education Event

Ten80 Education and the U.S. Army has launched an educational program with the goal to engage high school students in science, technology, engineering and math. The Army Marketing and Research Group said Tuesday the STEMFest event will offer an opportunity for students to hone their teamwork, leadership and critical thinking skills with …

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ATCA, Raytheon Announce Aviation Scholarship for Women; Dave Wajsgras Comments

Raytheon and the Air Traffic Control Association have introduced a scholarship program for female college students pursuing aviation-related degrees. ATCA said Wednesday the Raytheon Women in Aviation scholarship includes a summer internship within the company’s intelligence, information and services, transportation and support services units. “This new scholarship aims to encourage women to …

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Siemens Donates $246M Software Grant to Florida Institute of Technology

Siemens has provided an in-kind software grant worth more than $246 million to the Florida Institute of Technology to help students prepare for science, technology engineering and math careers. Florida Tech said Thursday it will incorporate Siemens’ product lifecycle management platform into students’ coursework and projects related to computer-aided design, engineering simulation, …

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Raytheon Unveils National Apprenticeship Center in England

Raytheon has inaugurated a national apprenticeship center in Doncaster, England, to primarily offer training programs for automotive technicians. The company said Friday its professional services subsidiary will use the center to provide learning services to employers and apprentices through classroom discussions, virtual training and site visits. “With a capacity of about 70 students, …

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Salesforce to Invest $50M in K-12 Computer Science Education

Salesforce has pledged to invest $50 million and one million volunteer hours over five years in K-12 computer science education across the U.S. The company said Tuesday its Salesforce.org charity arm will offer 10 free Salesforce software subscriptions to all eligible public K-12 schools nationwide. Salesforce.org also plans to grant $1 million to nonprofit …

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ManTech, Kaplan University Partner for Employees’ Cybersecurity Education; Kevin Phillips Comments

ManTech International has picked Kaplan University to administer cyber programs that are geared toward Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification or bachelor’s and master’s degrees in cybersecurity for the company’s employees. The Kaplan courses will be tailored to ManTech personnel and offered online, the company announced Monday. “The best weapons in …

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IBM Helps Train UK Military Vets on Cybersecurity

IBM has collaborated with the Corsham Institute and SaluteMyJob to facilitate a week-long cybersecurity course designed for transitioning and former U.K. military personnel. The free course is part of IBM’s Veterans Employment Accelerator program that offers veterans cybersecurity software training, certification and job opportunities, the company said Wednesday. “With the right training and investment, hiring …

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AEOP Opens Applications for Army-Sponsored STEM Student Competition

The Army Educational Outreach Program has kicked off registration for the military branch’s 16th annual eCYBERMISSION competition for students in grade six through nine. AEOP said Thursday the online competition, administered by the National Science Teachers Association, seeks to expand students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Student teams have an opportunity to …

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