Charles Dean is the primary reliability engineer for a major program at Raytheon. He also has an outstanding record of volunteering through the company’s MathMovesU program.
A reliability engineer is a professional who uses tools and expertise to improve product/systems safety, reliability, and maintainability.
“Raytheon’s MathMovesU program has allowed me to show how math and science can be fun to middle and high school students,” Dean said. “I’ve been fortunate to lead more than 50 STEM initiatives in the community and at national conferences.”
MathMovesU aims to inspire interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education from elementary school through college. Through the support of Raytheon employee resource groups, Dean has used the MathMovesU platform to capture students at younger ages “so STEM classrooms will become a more balanced demographic,” he explains.
To that end, Dean has worked as chair of the Black History Program, community outreach lead, and Raytheon Black Employees Network (RAYBEN) North Texas vice-chair. Currently, he serves as RAYBEN South finance director and campus manager for Southern University and A&M College.
Dean has led events at Southern A&M and Prairie View universities and Bowman Middle School for several years, helping 400 students engage in STEM activities. He has also led STEM events with the Jack & Jill of America and Boys & Girls Club chapters in the North Texas area.