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October 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Community

Students Explore Science at S.T.E.M. Field Day Event

It was a day of slime, slingshots, electric play-dough and so much more. … See more

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Community

Engineers Test Leadership, Teamwork and Project Management Skills, 7,500 Miles from Home

In April, Wei Guo was in Sabhung, Nepal, meeting with his Engineers Without Borders team and local community members about a project to bring water from a spring down a steep hillside to the homes up above. … See more

September 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Lend a Hand at ReStore Home Improvement Center

Several volunteers from Pratt & Whitney recently took to the aisles and back rooms of the ReStore in Cromwell, Connecticut, to assist the non-profit home improvement store with a variety of tasks. … See more

Friday, September 12, 2014
Community

North Berwick Jet Pull Teams Raise Awareness for Multiple Sclerosis

2014 marks Pratt & Whitney North Berwick's tenth year participating in the Portland International Jetport's Plane Pull, a fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

August 2014

Friday, August 29, 2014
Community

A Commitment to the Future Generation: Jill Albertelli Tours Camp Courant

Jill Albertelli, vice president, Supply Management, and co-chair of Camp Courant's Buddy Bash fundraiser, recently toured the camp in Farmington, Connecticut to see first-hand how the camp is benefiting children in the local community. … See more

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Runners Come Out on Top and Support Middlesex County Community

The Pratt & Whitney running team continued their winning ways at the Citizen's Bank 5K on July 23, winning the corporate team event yet again this year. … See more

Thursday, August 14, 2014
Community

Diaper Drop Brings in a Big Load for United Way Agency

Brenda Maddox, project manager, Pratt & Whitney Facilities & Services, knows all too well how important it is to have all the right supplies for a baby, as she herself is a mother of two. … See more

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employees Raise $15,000 in Relay for Life

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick formed its first Relay for Life team for the 2014 York County (Maine) Relay for Life event. … See more

Friday, August 1, 2014
Community

Kids with Autism Enjoy Well Served Tennis Academy Summer Camp with Support from Pratt & Whitney

Summer is now in full swing, which also means it's summer camp time for countless numbers of kids in Connecticut. … See more

July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Community

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Honors Five Pratt & Whitney Employees at 'Hartford's Finest' Dinner and Fashion Show

The Connecticut Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation along with honorary chairman and Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, honored "Hartford's Finest" at a special toast to outstanding professionals that took place at the Marquee on June 26. … See more

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Community

North Berwick Employee Marks 20 Years of Making a Difference in Students' Lives

Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students in grades K-12 about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. … See more

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Help Travelers Championship Run Smoothly

With its commitment from sponsors, players and fans, the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell has become an important part of sports history in Connecticut and an event that organizers have called one of the best on the PGA Tour. … See more

June 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014
Community

Manchester Students Attend Class Outdoors During Pratt & Whitney-Sponsored Discovery Center Camp Week

Fifth-grade students from two Manchester schools recently spent a week in Woodstock Valley, Connecticut, in a residential camp program through the Discovery Center, a leading educational diversity initiative in Connecticut. … See more

Thursday, June 12, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Employees Value Spirit of Friendship, Competition at Special Olympics

On a beautiful spring day in East Hartford, Connecticut, inside Pratt & Whitney's iconic hangar, two employees, Bob Gallipeau and John Zepp, sit casually in the massive space, sharing stories about their decades of volunteering for Special Olympics. … See more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Supports Urban Youth at CPEP Challenge Day

Since 1986, CPEP - Catalysts Powering Educational Performance - has been providing children in Connecticut with an exciting approach to the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and math. … See more

May 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club Members to Participate in Two June Charity Events

With brakes, chains, cables and clamps all checked and ready to go, the Pratt & Whitney Cycling Club is gearing up to participate in two charitable rides this spring. … See more

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Community

Students Receive Special Gift from Pratt & Whitney at Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation 'Senior Send Off'

The Hartford Youth Scholars Foundation recently celebrated the college acceptances of the 14 members of the Class of 2014 at a "Senior Send Off" held at On20 in Hartford, Conn. … See more

March 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Hosts Special Olympics Floor Hockey Competition

Fulfilling their philanthropic mission to support non-profit organizations in their goals, Pratt & Whitney was once again sponsor and host to the floor hockey competition of the 32nd annual Special Olympics Winter Games. … See more

February 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Donates to 'Outdoors Again' Wheelchair Park Project

In 2012, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick was invited to participate in a golf tournament sponsored by Howe & Howe Technologies in Waterboro, Maine. Howe & Howe Technologies organized this first annual tournament to raise funds for their Outdoors Again project. … See more

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center Gives to Community During the Holidays

Charitable giving provides the lifeblood that allows countless organizations to continue to carry out their work, and Pratt & Whitney's Columbus Engine Center in Georgia certainly went above and beyond this past December as they jumped into several projects that made the holidays brighter for a number of people. … See more

January 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Community, History

Pratt & Whitney Artifact Rediscovered During Library Renovations

While moving artifacts out of the Raymond Public Library to prepare for renovations, workers discovered an old shovel hidden in a closet behind books. The shovel was a surprising and valued find once it was determined that it was used at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Pratt & Whitney Aircraft factory on July 16, 1929. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Contributes $125,000 Toward Goodwin College CPT Manufacturing Program

Joe Sylvestro, Pratt & Whitney's vice president of Manufacturing, presented a check for $125,000 to Goodwin College officials at a ceremony held at the River Street campus in East Hartford, Conn., on Jan. 17. … See more

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Community

P&W North Berwick Supports 'Wreaths Across America'

Mike Papp, general manager for Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center, recently presented a check for $300 to the Patriot Riders of America – Maine Chapter One, in support of the Wreaths Across America project. … See more

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Collects More Than 70 Coats for Kids

Adding to the tens of thousands of coats that are donated to families in need each year, Pratt & Whitney North Berwick collected 71 coats as well as a number of hats, gloves and snow pants as part of Maine's 2013 Coats for Kids drive. … See more

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Community

Pratt & Whitney Materials Control Laboratory's Mitten Tree Helps Homeless

"Warm hands signify a warm heart," writes Candace Christiansen in her children's story, "The Mitten Tree." It is believed that this enchanting tale of generosity was the impetus in the formation of National Mitten Tree Day, which is now celebrated each Dec. 6. … See more

December 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Community

East Hartford Fourth Graders Take Part in Pratt & Whitney-sponsored SOAR for Science Program at New England Air Museum

For over a dozen years now, Pratt & Whitney has supported East Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools participation in the New England Air Museum's SOAR for Science program. The program teaches students specific concepts of flight through discussion, demonstration and hands-on activity. … See more

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Participate in 'JA in a Day' at Norris Elementary School

Junior Achievement's "JA in a Day" is a fun and effective way for children in grades Kindergarten through 6 to experience valuable lessons about business and economics in an exciting one-day event. … See more

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Funds and Helps Prepare Weekend-Long Camp Experience for 'Hole in the Wall Gang Camp' Families

Pratt & Whitney employees dedicated a recent Wednesday to participate in a Helping Hands Workday program at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, Conn., with the purpose of preparing camp grounds for the arrival of a special group of campers that Friday. … See more

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Helps Kick Off Middletown's 28th Annual Holiday on Main

A array of festivities kicked off the 28th annual Holiday on Main in Middletown, Conn., on Friday, Nov. 29, including the lighting of four trees along Main Street, a parade, refreshments, hayrides, a visit by the Berenstain Bears, a carol sing and much more. … See more

November 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations Employees Celebrate United Way Day of Caring

Pratt & Whitney employees at Dallas Airfoil Repair Operations in Grand Prairie, Texas, recently had the opportunity to give back to their local United Way agency, The Parenting Center. … See more

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Community

Ground Breaking Signals Raymond Public Library Expansion and Renovation Project; Pratt & Whitney to Provide Additional Funding

State and local officials were on hand at the recent ground breaking ceremony which signaled the beginning of the expansion of East Hartford's Raymond Public Library. … See more

Thursday, November 14, 2013
Community

UTC Employee Veterans March in Connecticut Veterans Parade

Approximately 40 United Technologies veterans from across the company came together to march in the Connecticut Veterans Parade in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 3. … See more

Friday, November 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant Funds Garden Overhaul and Construction Project at Billings Forge

Phase one of a local garden construction project is now complete at Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, Conn., thanks to many volunteer man hours, skill and, of course, money. … See more

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners Raise Over $30,000 for MS

The Pratt & Whitney Power Spinners put their wheels in motion for a good cause during the Bike MS Bay to Bay Tour on Oct. 19-20, and in the process, raised over $30,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Friday, November 1, 2013
Community

Hartford's Lozada Park Receives Maintenance and New Plantings Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant

Lozada Park in Hartford's north end received a major facelift recently, thanks to a $5,000 grant and volunteer manpower - both provided by Pratt & Whitney. … See more

October 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Community

Indian Notch Park Installs New Rain Garden Thanks to Pratt & Whitney Grant

On Oct. 19, the Friends of Bolton Lake installed a rain garden at Indian Notch Park on Lower Bolton Lake in Bolton, Conn., thanks to a Pratt & Whitney Green Power Grant. … See more

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Turn Out to Make 20th Annual Hartford Marathon a Success

The ING Hartford Marathon relies on more than 2,000 volunteers each year to stage their full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K, Kids Race and Relay events, so it was no surprise to find approximately two dozen Pratt & Whitney employees hard at work in the chilly, wee morning hours of Saturday, Oct. 12. … See more

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Take to the River During Annual Source to Sea Cleanup

Each year, more than 2,000 volunteers converge on the Connecticut River and its tributaries to join in an extraordinary event aimed at cleaning the river system for a safer, healthier and more vibrant environment. … See more

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Spiffies Up Hockanum Elementary School During Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service took place on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Pratt & Whitney was among several leading firms in Connecticut that joined in on the action. … See more

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Teams Raise Over $3,900 for Diabetes Research

Each year in the United States, more than 200 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Walks to Cure Diabetes are held, comprised of over 900,000 participants, all taking "steps" to raise money for type-one diabetes research. … See more

September 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Community

Nearly $6,000 Raised for United Way at Pratt & Whitney Runway Run and Walk

Runners weathered some unseasonably hot temperatures as they took part in the 16th annual Pratt & Whitney Runway Run 5K and 1.5 mile walk at East Hartford's Rentschler Field on Sept. 11. … See more

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Takes Part in United Way Year of Caring Early Childhood Education Event

A fun-filled morning of activities and entertainment were on tap for children and their families on Aug. 24 during a special event at Hartford's Bushnell Park. Called the "Making Early Learning Come Alive! Block Party," the festivities were but one of a number of United Way volunteer projects happening in Connecticut communities during the 2013 United Way Year of Caring series. … See more

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Community

P&W AeroPower Employees Promote High-Tech Careers through MESA Alliance

Demands for engineers, scientists and other high-tech professionals are at an all-time high, yet only 6 percent of high school students nationwide are expected to obtain college degrees one day in math-related fields. … See more

August 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney-sponsored Rubber Chicken Run Raises More Than $5,000 for Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater

In order to fulfill the company's philanthropic goals, Pratt & Whitney donates to and/or sponsors countless charitable causes each year. On Aug. 15, a unique 5K cross-country race was on Pratt & Whitney's agenda. … See more

Thursday, August 15, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Offer Hands-On Fun at Camp Nowashe

According to the YMCA website, approximately 9 million youth and 12 million adults participate in camps across the U.S. in 10,000 communities each year. … See more

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Georgia Employees Participate in Girls Inc. Clothing Drive

Pratt & Whitney Georgia employees recently took part in a Girls Inc. Back to School Clothing distribution volunteer day. … See more

Friday, August 2, 2013
Community

UTC Employees Honored as 'Hartford's Finest' by Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Three UTC employees representing Pratt & Whitney and United Technologies Aerospace Systems (UTAS) were recently recognized by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) as a part of this year's class of "Hartford's Finest." … See more

July 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney PRIDE Hosts Spring Cleanup

Pratt & Whitney's PRIDE group held its sixth annual spring cleanup event at Health Collective East, the Manchester, Conn., location of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC). … See more

Thursday, July 18, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Wins Corporate Team Trophy in Citizens Bank 5K

Middletown's Main Street was brimming with activity on July 10, as live music blared and street performers juggled, hula hooped and performed acrobatic stunts of all kinds. … See more

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Community

North Berwick Employees Participate in Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull

Employees from the Pratt & Whitney North Berwick Parts Center recently participated in the Multiple Sclerosis Plane Pull benefitting the Maine Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. … See more

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney AeroPower Employees Support United Way's Virtual Book Drive

Nearly two dozen Pratt & Whitney AeroPower employees joined forces with the United Way on June 21 during an annual Virtual Book Drive that provided thousands of summer reading books to low-income children throughout San Diego County. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

P&W Engineer Uses Expertise to Make Difference in Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders

Pratt & Whitney engineer Michael Reiter recently travelled to Guatemala with Engineers Without Borders to help a small community improve its water resources. … See more

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Community

Kids Exercise STEM Skills in Fun-Filled CPEP Challenge Day Event

Just as the name suggests, CPEP, Catalysts Powering Educational Performance, is a program that serves as a catalyst to increase children's interest and attitude towards future careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. … See more

June 2013

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Community

200 Pratt & Whitney Volunteers Lend a Hand at Travelers Championship

When the Travelers Championship drew tens of thousands of golf fans to the TPC River Highlands last week for Connecticut's annual PGA Tour stop, Pratt & Whitney volunteers pitched in to ensure that things ran smoothly. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Engineers Inspire Middle School Students at Annual Career Day

Eighth graders at East Hartford Middle School, as well as 62 science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) students from area magnet schools, learned about many career opportunities during the annual Career Day at EHMS. … See more

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Community, Environment, Health and Safety

Pratt & Whitney Joins UTC in Singapore to Pledge to Save Water

More than 1,000 UTC employees and their families joined about 35,000 people in Singapore in an effort to highlight the importance of water conservation during the annual World Water Day. … See more

May 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Power to Read Volunteer Tutors Honored at Special Breakfast

Faculty, staff and administrators gathered on the morning of May 9 to offer their appreciation, as well as an enticing spread of fruits, pastries and other goodies, and to read a humorous, yet heartfelt, "Ode to Our Tutors" to the volunteers. … See more

February 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Community

Pratt & Whitney Donates Two Turbofan Engines to Embry-Riddle

Pratt & Whitney donated two turbofan engines, a JT8D-15A engine and a PW4062 engine, to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to help enhance the University's aerospace engineering education and research programs. … See more

January 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013
Community

Augie & Ray's Unveils 'The Eaglewich' to Honor Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney earned a place of honor at an East Hartford, Conn., eatery on Monday when "The Eaglewich" joined the menu at Augie & Ray's. The landmark diner, a local fixture for more than 60 years, dedicated its new chicken sandwich to its longtime Main Street neighbor. … See more