Reinforcing its long-standing commitment to furthering math and science education globally, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is bringing its MathMovesU® initiative to the Gulf Region.Raytheon will launch the regional expansion of MathMovesU—which is well established in the United States, Australia and Europe—with two key launches :
• MathAlive! ®, the company’s interactive educational exhibition, will openat the Abu Dhabi Science Festival, a strategic initiative by the Abu Dhabi Technology Development Committee, on
Nov. 14, 2013.
• Engineering is Elementary®, a program designed for young childrenin partnership with the Museum of Science, Boston and the pan-Arab educational organization Injaz, will debut its “The Little Engineer” curriculum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
These programs are designed to provide direct support for the successful growth and development of the Middle East’s technology industrial base — helping to inspire young students in the regionto develop an interest inscience, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM),and encourage them to pursue related careers.
“For nearly 50 years, Raytheon has been honored to continuously support the defense and security of our partners in the Middle East,” said William H. Swanson, Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company.“During that time, our commitment has strengthened and grown in exciting new areas like science, technology, engineering and math education, as well as technology development. We all share a goal of providing our youth with the education and skills to thrive in a global innovation economy. By expandingMathAlive! and Engineering is Elementary to the Gulf Region, we hope to inspire young students to pursue exciting and rewarding careers.”