NASHUA, N.H.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.
About BAE Systems, Inc.:
BAE Systems, Inc. and its 34,000 people are part of a global defense, aerospace, and security company with 89,600 employees worldwide. We deliver a full range of products and services for air, land, sea and space, as well as advanced electronics, intelligence, security, and IT solutions and support services. Inspired by the exceptional, our ambitious teams design, produce, and deliver to protect those who protect us in a high-performance, flexible, and collaborative culture. That’s why BAE Systems supports STEM education programs like MATHCOUNTS.
MATHCOUNTS is a non-profit organization that strives to engage middle school students of all ability and interest levels in fun, challenging math programs to expand their academic and professional opportunities. Middle school students exist at a critical juncture in which their love for mathematics must be nurtured, or their fear of mathematics must be overcome. Celebrating its 40th year in 2022-23, MATHCOUNTS provides free, high-quality resources to educators and enriching, extracurricular opportunities to students to lay a foundation for future success. Learn more about regional sponsorships and math resources at www.mathcounts.org.
Veronica Bonilla, BAE Systems