Raytheon – Concludes #1 Science without Borders in Defense

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TUCSON, Arizona – August 2013 – The Raytheon Company’s Science to Success program graduated 17 Brazilian students from a four-week course focused on the defense industry in the U.S. Science to Success is part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program or Science without Borders program.
“Engineering is at the core of our business and we are committed to STEM education in the United States and around the world,” said Matt Riddle, president of Raytheon International. “This program is an important opportunity for Raytheon to make a significant and lasting impact on economic growth and the education of Brazilians.
The Brazilian Science without Borders program is a large-scale, nationwide scholarship program that is primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The program seeks to strengthen and expand Brazilian education in the areas of science, technology, innovation and competitiveness; by providing opportunities for international study to undergraduate and graduate student researchers.
The goal of the program is to qualify 100 thousand Brazilian students and researchers through 2014. The Raytheon Science to Success program is built around developing core engineering skillsets and is the first-ever defense technology focused course in the Brazil Scientific Mobility program.
“Our goal was to give these students an opportunity to learn core engineering skills and gain insight into the defense industry. During their time here, they learned a great deal from some of our most experienced engineers, from topics on systems engineering to courses on leadership,” said Rick Nelson, vice president of Raytheon’s Naval Area and Mission Defense product line.
Brazilian industry is already looking to the Science to Success graduates as a source of potential future employees in a tight labor market for engineers and scientists with appropriate technical skills. 
“The knowledge, experience and relationships these students developed in Raytheon’s program are valuable to companies that are engaged in modernizing Brazil’s defense industrial base,” said Sami Hassuani, Chairman of ABIMDE, Brazil’s national defense industry association and CEO of Avibras, one of Brazil’s leading defense companies.  “In order for Brazil to achieve the objectives in its National Defense Strategy, programs like this are essential,” he said.
Raytheon has made significant contributions to Brazil’s defense and security sector, notably as the prime contractor for the creation of SIVAM, Brazil’s system for surveillance of the Amazon region.
About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, 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. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter @raytheon.


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