SEAS established the Distinguished Industry Partner Award in 2014 to recognize a company that is playing an important role in supporting the school’s growth and transformation. This year, we honor Raytheon Company for its commitment to engineering education at SEAS.
Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader focusing on defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions worldwide. It provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.
Over the past three years, Raytheon has expanded its partnership with the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), working to create initiatives and opportunities that will help SEAS students develop as engineers and leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
As an Industry Partner, Raytheon has served as a sponsor this year for several activities hosted by the SEAS student mentor program. Raytheon also works with SEAS to mentor students and educate them about career pathways, to host employer site visits, to fund equipment and supplies, and help sponsor the SEAS Senior Design program. Through its sponsorship of several SEAS Senior Design projects—a seminal component of undergraduate students’ accredited curricula—the company will give SEAS students a “real-world” challenge to which they can apply their engineering knowledge and skills.
Raytheon’s support of SEAS extends beyond our students to include select research topics in which SEAS faculty are engaged. Raytheon also provides benefits to its own employees by sponsoring online degree program for them through the SEAS Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and its Off-Campus Programs.
SEAS is truly grateful to Raytheon for its partnership, and we look forward to continuing our shared mission of cultivating the next generation of engineers leaders.