Raytheon Company has opened the 2012 application process for its Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE) Teacher Scholarship Program.

During the 2012-13 school year, Raytheon will grant awards of $3,000 each to selected elementary school teachers nationwide whose applications best demonstrate innovative methods of generating student enthusiasm about engineering concepts.

Entry forms for the 2012-13 program can be found at www.mathmovesu.com

A program offered through the Museum of Science, Boston, EiE helps elementary school educators and their students enhance their understanding of engineering concepts through professional development workshops and curriculum resources.

To date, more than 39,000 teachers and 2.7 million students have experienced EiE.

"Students learn the fundamentals of science and engineering best when taught through hands-on experience," Pamela Erickson, Raytheon's vice president of Community Relations, said in a news release. "Raytheon's Engineering is Elementary scholarships help teachers bring these concepts to life in the classroom, inspiring students to become the next generation of engineers."

Applications will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.

Awards will be announced in February 2013. For more information about the Raytheon-EiE Teacher Scholarship Program, including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit www.mathmovesu.com or www.facebook.com/MathMovesU.

Raytheon's MathMovesU® program is an initiative committed to increasing middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities.

The innovative programs of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!™, Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot®, which showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS® National Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program.

Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Its campus in McKinney is located on U.S. 380.