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WALTHAM, Mass., (July 15, 2015) — Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has funded a $37,000 grant to help teach engineering concepts and practices to elementary school students in Virginia’s Loudoun County Public Schools. The grant is part of a larger $2 million Raytheon initiative to help improve STEM education nationwide by expanding the use of Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®), an award-winning curriculum developed at the Museum of Science, Boston through its National Center for Technological Literacy® (NCTL®).

Engineering is Elementary

The District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) has an ambitious new plan to enhance educational equity across the district, and one component is adoption of the EiE curriculum at all 75 of the district's elementary schools.

Starting in fall of 2015, DCPS will implement “Cornerstone Assignments”: rigorous, engaging learning experiences for grades K–12 that are taught in every school in the district. Six EiE units have been selected, one for each elementary grade.

Engineering is Elementary

Four employees from the Museum of Science, Boston’s National Center for Technological Literacy®, including three Engineering is Elementary® team members, have been selected to participate as a team in the 100Kin10 Fellowship Program. The new grant-making effort is designed to address a critical need in the nation's schools--the lack of engineering-related programs for K–12 students.

Engineering is Elementary

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has recognized the Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) website (EiE.org) with a 2015 Best Website for Teaching & Learning Award. AASL made the announcement on Saturday June 27, 2015 during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Engineering is Elementary

At the annual conference of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) this month in Seattle, EiE director Christine Cunningham was recognized by the organization’s K – 12 and Pre-College Division with an award for lifetime achievement.

“This was quite an honor . . . and quite a surprise,” says Cunningham. Lifetime achievement awards often go to educators who are approaching retirement age; Cunningham is not yet 50.

Engineering is Elementary

Just in time for summer camp, EiE’s Engineering Everywhere curriculum has two new hands-on curriculum units designed for middle school-aged engineers.

Engineering is Elementary

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) has added three new sets of videos to the online "Classroom Video" collection. They cover the following EiE units:

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