Raytheon awards $37,000 to Vail schools

2014-04-17T15:50:00Z Raytheon awards $37,000 to Vail schoolsAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Two campuses in the Vail School District have been awarded a $37,000 scholarship to help teach engineering concepts and practices.

The Raytheon "Engineering is Elementary" District Scholarship is part of a $2 million initiative to improve science, technology, engineering and math education nationwide.

The money will be used at Acacia and Esmond Station schools to bring an award-winning engineering curriculum to students. It will also fund professional development for 25 teachers who will deliver the instruction.

The Engineering is Elementary curriculum was developed at the Museum of Science, Boston through its National Center for Technological Literacy. Students as young as 6 years old will conduct their own experiments to collect the data needed to solve a problem using a five-step engineering design process.

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