Raytheon - EiE Scholarships Bring Engineering to Classrooms Nationwide
January 20, 2014
In December 2013, Raytheon Company announced the recipients of the 2013 - 2014 Raytheon - Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) Teacher Scholarships. A total of 32 elementary school teachers from across the nation each received a $2,500 award to bring the innovative curriculum to their classrooms. The scholarships are part of a $2 million grant from Raytheon to the Museum of Science, Boston that is helping spread the award-winning curriculum across the country.
Sixty individual scholarships to teachers at disadvantaged, rural, or inner city schools nationwide have previously been awarded through the program.
The scholarship awards enable teachers to attend professional development workshops where they learn to implement the EiE curriculum. Each teacher also receives a full set of EiE curricular materials to use in the classroom. The innovative EiE project helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering and technology concepts--while also supporting science learning. "To date, more than sixty thousand teachers and four million students have experienced EiE," says Christine Cunningham, a Museum vice president and EiE founder and director. "Raytheon's continued support is accelerating adoption of the curriculum even more, especially in underserved schools and districts."
"We had a large pool of amazing applicants who have already shown they're education innovators," adds scholarship coordinator Erin Fitzgerald. "We congratulate this year's award-winners and look forward to working with them in the year ahead."
Click link below for list of 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary Teacher Scholarship recipients.