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2014-07-29 16:21:22

WALTHAM, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has elected Tracy A. Atkinson as a director effective immediately. Ms. Atkinson, 49, currently serves as executive vice president, finance, of State Street Corporation. In that role, she is responsible for State Street's treasury, investor relations, business unit finance and structured products groups. From 2009 to 2010, she served as executive vice president and chief compliance...

2014-07-28 08:23:23

WALTHAM, Mass., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has elected Thomas A. Kennedy, age 59, as Chairman of the Board of Raytheon Company effective October 1, 2014. This action follows notice to the Board by William H. Swanson, Raytheon's current Chairman of the Board, of his retirement from the Company effective September 30, 2014. Mr. Swanson has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2004. He joined Raytheon Company in...

2014-05-19 16:20:43

Interactive Activities Bring Math to Life and Help Keep Students Engaged During Summer Brain-Drain Months WALTHAM, Mass., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2theXtreme: MathAlive!(®), a highly interactive traveling exhibition that has drawn record-breaking crowds across the U.S., opens Sunday, May 25, at the Museum of Science, Boston. Presented nationally by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), MathAlive! helps kids have fun with math by showing them its connection to -- and influence on -- many...

2014-05-09 20:20:43

California team captures honor as top state team - Maryland state team wins second place, Virginia team takes third LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swapnil Garg of Sunnyvale, Calif., won the 2014 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS(®) National Competition today at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The winning Mathlete(®) answered the following math problem in 12 seconds to be crowned the National Champion: Question: The smallest integer of...

2014-04-25 08:21:38

Recognized for advancing science, technology, engineering and math education WASHINGTON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) Chairman William H. Swanson was inducted into the U.S. News STEM Leadership Hall of Fame today for his leadership in advancing STEM education and preparing the next generation of engineers and scientists. He was honored at a special ceremony during the 2014 U.S. News STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention...

2014-04-23 08:28:06

- New Index Shows America's STEM Talent Pool Too Shallow to Meet Demand - WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite multiple initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, America is still not producing enough workers to fill current and future STEM jobs, according to the new U.S. News/ Raytheon STEM Index, unveiled today at www.usnews.com/news/stem-index. The new index was developed exclusively by U.S. News & World...

2014-04-23 08:22:47

WALTHAM, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- What can the U.S. do to prepare today's students to take on STEM jobs in the future? To help answer that question, U.S. News and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) today launched the STEM Index to measure just that. It's the first comprehensive index measuring the key factors related to STEM jobs and education. The Index finds that although we are making strides in some areas, the U.S. continues to fall short in preparing today's students for...

2014-03-19 20:20:11

Tenth consecutive annual increase WALTHAM, Mass., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Board of Directors has voted to increase the company's annual dividend payout rate by 10 percent, from $2.20 to $2.42 per share. The Board also authorized payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.605 per outstanding share of common stock, to be paid on May 1, 2014, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 2, 2014. Payment of quarterly dividends is...

2014-02-20 08:20:55

Raytheon GBS President and CIO champion of diversity, women and STEM WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is proud to congratulate Rebecca Rhoads, president, Global Business Services (GBS) and chief information officer, on her induction into California State Polytechnic, Pomona, College of Engineering's 2014 Hall of Fame. Appropriately, the public hall of fame event will be held today on National Engineers Week's "Girl Day." Rhoads is one of 22...

2014-02-17 08:22:06

Week of celebration spotlights the importance of opening the engineering pipeline for women with Girl Day, Feb. 20 WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Building parachutes, rockets and optical sensors are just a few of the activities Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has planned for students across the country as it kicks off its nationwide celebration of National Engineers Week (Feb. 16-22). The weeklong festivities will showcase the positive impact of engineers on society and bring...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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