Raytheon supports SMASH system to diversify STEM, tech fields

Two companies have joined forces with 1 shared purpose in thoughts: building an “intentional pipeline” to get extra students of coloration into tech. 

For the subsequent 5 years, Raytheon Technologies, which specializes in aerospace and defense, will lead almost $8 million to aid scholarships, internships and mentoring for substantial school pupils of coloration participating in the Kapor Center’s SMASH (Summertime Math and Science Honor Academy) program. Raytheon will also offer 10 SMASH learners with $40,000 engineering and laptop science scholarships for college.

The partnership is a section of Raytheon’s 10-calendar year, $500 million Join Up initiative with eight companies such as SMASH, an intense three-year college-prep program wherever students study STEM (science, technological know-how, engineering and math) courses and shell out their summers at a single of 10 higher education campuses throughout the nation.