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BAE Systems, Inc. has deepened its partnership with the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, signing on to be the 2022-2023 Lead Sponsor of the Northeast Region. Coupled with its sponsorship of the Foundation’s project celebrating Engineers Week, BAE Systems will invest nearly $400,000 total to support the MATHCOUNTS mission of improving attitudes about math and problem solving for middle school students.
“We’re excited to grow this partnership to reach students across the Northeast Region,” said Cortney Miller, director of community investment for BAE Systems, Inc. “MATHCOUNTS recognizes the importance of investing in and developing the pipeline of talent today that will lead our industry and many others tomorrow.”
BAE Systems will support MATHCOUNTS Competition Series programming in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont. This regional grant will cover a variety of expenses for students in the Northeast, including math content creation, states’ national competitor participation, and subsidies for low-income schools. In addition, MATHCOUNTS volunteer coordinators in these eight states will receive funding to help offset expenses related to their state and local events taking place in February and March 2023.
“We are absolutely thrilled to expand our partnership with BAE Systems,” said Kristen Chandler, executive director of the MATHCOUNTS Foundation. “Their investment in our program will be transformative. We’re excited to put this funding toward meaningful initiatives and programs that will help even more students in the Northeast build the problem-solving skills they need for success.”
Since 2020, BAE Systems has sponsored an initiative to celebrate Engineers Week. Again in 2023, MATHCOUNTS will share special problem sets that highlight the real-world applications of math and expose students to engineering careers and concepts.