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Raytheon Awards National Scholarship to BCPS Teacher

Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Engineering is Elementary Program Promotes Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Concepts

Congratulations to Melissa Tobar of Colbert Elementary School who is a 2013 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship recipient. Tobar is among 32 elementary school teachers from across the nation who are also recipients.
Tobar will travel to the Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts on October 2, 2014, where she will attend an EiE professional development workshop, as a Raytheon-EiE scholarship winner. She will also receive $2,500 to support the implementation of Engineering is Elementary®, an innovative engineering curriculum, in her classroom.
Developed at the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and its students enhance their understanding of engineering and technology concepts and support science learning through professional development workshops and curriculum resources. To date, an estimated 58,700 teachers and 4.2 million students have experienced EiE.
Last year, Kelly Thomas the science technology engineering and mathematics magnet coordinator at Colbert Elementary, was also a Raytheon-EiE scholarship winner. Thomas currently trains teachers at Colbert Elementary School and six other school improvement grant schools to use EiE.
About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.
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