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  • Raytheon Logo HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Aug. 18, 2020) — Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) gave a $4 million grant to the newly formed Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) to help prepare students for cybersecurity careers in government and industry.

    “The school offers an incredible opportunity for students to learn from leaders in STEM education, as well as subject matter experts within industry like those from Raytheon Technologies,” said Matt Massey, ASCTE President. “This initiative is exciting for the entire state of Alabama with even further-reaching impact.”

    ASCTE is Alabama's only fully public, residential high school for students from across the state’s 137 school districts seeking advanced studies in engineering and cyber technology. Tuition and housing for ASCTE are free.

    Alabama students now have the opportunity to access one of the most advanced engineering and cybersecurity preparatory programs anywhere,” said Roy Azevedo, president of Raytheon Intelligence & Space, which includes the company’s cyber business. “Raytheon Technologies’ partnership with ASCTE, Huntsville and the state of Alabama will help our nation meet the demand for a future cyber and engineering workforce while providing students with the education and skills they need to thrive in these careers.”

  • Northrop Grumman logo HUNTSVILLE, AL (March 3, 2020) ASCTE/Oakwood Partnership Celebration Event/Northrop Grumman Foundation Donation Recognition

    The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) announces a celebration of our partnership with Oakwood University, and a recognition of the Northrop Grumman Foundation as a Legacy Donor supporting the ASCTE’s mission. The event will take place at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, on the steps of Peterson Hall. 

    Oakwood University will serve as the temporary location for ASCTE until a permanent building is constructed in Cummings Research Park, at Bradford Drive and Wynn Drive. Peterson Hall will house residential students who will attend the ASCTE beginning in August 2020. Students will attend class in the building previously occupied by Oakwood Academy. 

    Dr. Leslie Pollard, President of Oakwood University, released the following statement: “We welcome the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering to the beautiful campus of Oakwood University.  We support the vision of Governor Ivy and Senator Orr, and all the farsighted legislators who are creating the future technology personnel of our state.  Oakwood has a 123 year legacy of community engagement and we are honored to serve our citizens.”

    “We are very excited to be moving into the facilities that will be home to our school for the next two years,” commented Matt Massey, ASCTE President. “Oakwood University has graciously welcomed us to their campus and we are excited about this partnership with them.”

    ASCTE is also grateful to our Legacy donor, the Northrop Grumman Foundation, for supporting ASCTE and our mission to build a pipeline of high school graduates to meet the growing demand for engineers and cyber experts. Northrop Grumman Foundation’s contribution will support a Cyber or Engineering lab at the new school. 

    ASCTE is currently accepting applications for admission for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Visit for more information or contact us at