Collins Aerospace invests $130,000 into K-12 STEM education outreach programs in Iowa

  • Supports company commitment to increase students’ interest in STEM
  • Sponsorships are focused on coding and computer science

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 29, 2019) - Collins Aerospace has invested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs in Iowa with two new sponsorships this month. The sponsorships support the company’s larger strategy to invest in the future workforce with a focus on STEM education.

With a grant of $80,000, Collins Aerospace will be the largest sponsor of Computer Science is Elementary, a new initiative from the Iowa STEM Advisory Council. The program will provide computer science education to a pilot group of elementary schools in high-poverty regions, those in which more than 75 percent of students are eligible for free lunch assistance. The company has also contributed $50,000 to NewBoCo, which will primarily be used for the organization’s K-12 coding and engineering educational program.

“By investing in these programs to build STEM-related skills in our students, we’re inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators,” said Phil Jasper, president, Missions Systems for Collins Aerospace. “We are eager to see our investment pay off by making a positive impact on the lives of students throughout Iowa.”

"By investing in these programs to build STEM-related skills in our students, we’re inspiring the next generation of engineers and innovators," said Phil Jasper, president, Missions Systems for Collins Aerospace. "We are eager to see our investment pay off by making a positive impact on the lives of students throughout Iowa."

Collins Aerospace is committed to leveraging the strength of its 70,000 employees around the world to increase students’ interest in STEM. Through investments in new and innovative programs and engaging its employees to serve as mentors and program volunteers, Collins Aerospace will show young students the exciting opportunities available in STEM career fields.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp., is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. For more information, visit CollinsAerospace.com.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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