Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, strategically engages with the University of Mississippi through campus involvement, internships and on-site classes. The business helps train students and partners with faculty experts, building its talent pipeline and supporting business goals, especially for its Space and Intelligence Facility in Forest, Miss.

RI&S actively recruits students from both the School of Engineering and the Center for Manufacturing Excellence. Business leaders and alumni employees also regularly engage students on campus to promote internships and co-op opportunities. RI&S enhances its recruiting efforts by hosting classes at the business’ Forest, Miss., site. Students spend a week with employees, who introduce them to real-world production and quality management problems, where they then find solutions to present to business leadership.

“Our Forest facility has relied heavily on Ole Miss Engineering graduates to fill its technical staffing needs and provide technical leadership on major defense projects for our nation’s warfighters,” says Noel Ellis, director of engineering learning and university relations at Raytheon Intelligence and Space.

RI&S also takes an interest in supporting the military community. It has committed to funding scholarships for veterans and military-affiliated students at Ole Miss.

In addition to working with students, RI&S partners with School of Engineering faculty as a member of the Broadband Wireless Access and Applications Center. This collaboration among the National Science Foundation, Ole Miss’ School of Engineering and other universities has advanced wireless technologies and provided cost-effective, practical solutions for 5-G and other next generation technologies.

In 2020, RI&S was named Industry Partner of the Year for the School of Engineering.

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