Award-winning Raytheon programs help inspire students in Colorado Springs
MathAlive! interactive exhibit and Engineering is Elementary grant provide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is bringing the national award-winning educational programs MathAlive! and Engineering is Elementary® to Colorado Springs in January.
"Raytheon is working to build the future by inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers," said Todd Probert, vice president of Mission Support and Modernization at Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "MathAlive! and the Engineering is Elementary programs will bring the excitement of STEM subjects to students in Colorado Springs."
MathAlive!®, a one-of-a-kind, interactive math and science exhibit, opens Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Space Foundation Discovery Center in Colorado Springs. The exhibit runs through April 30. Admission to the museum is free for uniformed and veteran military families with proper military identification.
MathAlive! offers 40 unique, interactive experiences. Visitors can:
"We thank Raytheon for bringing MathAlive! to our Discovery Center and helping students learn how much fun math can be. The military families in our community will especially appreciate the free admission to this extraordinary interactive experience," said Elliot Pulham, Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer.
As a partner to the Discovery Center's numerous special educational events, Raytheon will also provide travel and admission for area school districts from surrounding counties.
The company has also awarded a $37,000 Raytheon-Engineering is Elementary® (EiE®) grant to help teach engineering concepts and practices to elementary school students in Colorado Springs District 11.
The grant funds classroom materials and professional development for 25 teachers, who will attend a workshop on Thursday, January 21, to prepare to teach the engineering-based curriculum to students. An educator will also be trained to prepare more teachers to use the curriculum.
"This is an exciting opportunity to develop a working relationship with a STEM-based community organization and incorporate an award-winning curriculum into our current science teaching," said Linda Sanders, Colorado Springs School District 11 health and science facilitator. "This grant from Raytheon will help us to build pathways for students to embrace STEM subjects."
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