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Pratt & Whitney Donates $18,200 to Palm Beach Community College’s Math & Science Summer Institute

2008-08-06 15:51:00

Pratt & Whitney Donates $18,200 to Palm Beach Community College’s Math & Science Summer Institute

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 6 /EMWNews/ -- Pratt &

Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has contributed

$18,200 to Palm Beach Community College's Math & Science Summer Institute.

The funds will go toward opening a Physics/Math track next year with a

curriculum focused on aerospace technology.

    "Pratt & Whitney is pleased to fund the start of specialized education

in aerospace technology at Palm Beach Community College," said Graham Webb,

general manager, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Florida and Mississippi

operations. "We congratulate Palm Beach Community College for offering a

curriculum that will help prepare students who excel in math and science

for a future in engineering."

    Launched this year at the college's Palm Beach Gardens campus, the

Summer Institute attracts advanced high school and college students with a

blend of rigorous college classes, research projects and career

exploration, according to PBCC President Dennis Gallon.

    "Pratt & Whitney's generous support will help us to expand those

opportunities for future institute students," Gallon said. "This

partnership will provide long-term benefits for the students as well as the

growing sector of the region's business community that is centered on

scientific research and industry."

    Pratt & Whitney donates more than $4.5 million to nonprofit and

educational institutions each year. Its philanthropic giving promotes

environmental initiatives that protect our natural resources, encourages

the development of the next generation of engineers and researchers through

math and science education, and supports programs that enhance the cultural

life of our communities through the arts.

    Palm Beach Community College, Florida's first public community college,

is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout 2008. The largest

institution of higher education in Palm Beach County, PBCC serves more than

45,000 students annually through its associate degrees, professional

certificates, career and customized training and lifelong learning. The

College offers more than 100 programs of study at locations in Lake Worth,

Boca Raton, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade.

    Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc., a part of Pratt & Whitney, is a

preferred provider of high-value propulsion, power, energy and innovative

system solutions used in a wide variety of government and commercial

applications, including the main engines for the space shuttle, Atlas and

Delta launch vehicles, missile defense systems and advanced hypersonic


    Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and

service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems and industrial gas

turbines. United Technologies, based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified

company providing high technology products and services to the global

aerospace and building industries.

Bryan Kidder Tom Callaghan Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne 818 586-2213 561 796-6793 [email protected] [email protected]

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