Raytheon’s Defense-Focused Course in Brazil Graduates its First Class

Graduate and doctoral engineering students from Brazil discuss the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with Maj. Sean Hall.  Image Credit: U.S. Air Force/Capt. Jonathan Simmons

Graduate and doctoral engineering students from Brazil discuss the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II with Maj. Sean Hall.
Image Credit: U.S. Air Force/Capt. Jonathan Simmons

[Via Satellite 08-22-13] Raytheon Company graduated 17 Brazilian students from a 4-week course focused on the defense industry in the United States. The program, “Science to Success,” is part of the Brazilian Scientific Mobility Program or Science without borders program.

Raytheon’s effort is built around developing core engineering skillsets and is the first-ever defense technology-focused course in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program, a large-scale, nationwide scholarship program that is primarily funded by the Brazilian federal government. The goal of the program is to qualify 100,000 Brazilian students and researchers through 2014 by strengthening and expanding education in the areas of science, technology, innovation and competitiveness.

“Engineering is at the core of our business and we are committed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (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.”

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