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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2019) - During Engineers Week from Feb. 17 - 23, Collins Aerospace will host over 1,000 female students across the globe in support of ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day’, a growing movement to inspire the next generation of female engineers. There are 21 Collins Aerospace locations participating in the day’s events to support the company's commitment to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Collins Aerospace is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
In Cedar Rapids, Iowa, engineering activities that students will experience include building a prosthetic arm for a child in need, learning how circuits work, flying a drone and learning how to defend a system from cyberattacks. In Charlotte, North Carolina, students will hear from four female leaders at Collins Aerospace, including one former astronaut, about their careers in engineering. And in Chula Vista, California, a group of students will get up close to a nacelle to learn how it works and get to know what it takes to support its development and entry into service. These are some of the activities that will give young female students a first-hand look at how engineering careers can impact and improve our world.
“We know that girls’ interest in STEM peaks at about age 11 but then falls off once they enter into high school,” said Carrie Reeder, director, Corporate Social Responsibility for Collins Aerospace. “Events such as Introduce a Girl to Engineering are critical to keeping these girls engaged, many of whom are destined to be our next great innovators.”
The Collins Aerospace locations hosting events include:
By engaging its 70,000 employees to serve as mentors and program volunteers in local communities, Collins Aerospace is positioned to make a positive impact on students’ interest in the exciting careers available in STEM for years to come.
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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