Interactive display brings maths to life
CANBERRA, Australia, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon's (NYSE: RTN) interactive traveling exhibition MathsAlive! has opened at Canberra's East Space gallery located on the shores of Lake Burley Griffith at Commonwealth Place.
Australian Paralympian Snowboarder Joany Badenhorst joins the first group of children in Canberra to experience MathsAlive!, Raytheon's interactive maths and science exhibition. This one-of-a-kind experience is open to the public from 1 December 2018.
Debuting today with two new displays, MathsAlive! is a global initiative focused on science, technology, engineering and maths – the subjects known as STEM.
From the US to the Middle East, MathsAlive! has already inspired hundreds of thousands of students across five countries, encouraging young people to pursue a career in STEM by connecting to them through the things that they love, like music, sports, movies and games.
"Raytheon Australia is inspiring the next generation of Australian engineers by supporting students through every step in their journey toward a STEM career – from primary school interaction and secondary school scholarships to university engagement – all the way through to employment," said Raytheon Australia Managing Director Michael Ward.
For almost two decades, Raytheon has invested in initiatives that support the development of Australia's STEM programs, including an eleven-year partnership with the National Science and Technology Centre, Questacon.
From introducing an innovative digital broadcast studio in Canberra to implementing a primary school space-based program with NASA astronauts, Raytheon Australia and Questacon have partnered to create world-leading experiences that drive a passion in Australian students to pursue meaningful STEM careers.
Most recently, this partnership saw the successful pilot launch of the Australian Engineering is Elementary program, which provided teachers with a framework to deliver content aligned with the Australian Curriculum using hands-on problem solving through engineering solutions.
"Raytheon Australia has a critical role to ensure there is a healthy pipeline of skilled future leaders who will one day join the 25,000 Australians who make up the workforce behind the Defence Force. With more than 1,400 employees across the country, it is our duty to ensure that we cultivate this sovereign defence industry well into the future," said Mr. Ward.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2017 sales of $25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 96 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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