Last Updated: 01/30/2012*
On Sunday, January 22, hundreds of teachers, students and families stopped by the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 11th Annual WeatherFest, an enhanced science fair where visitors can learn all about weather-related topics and careers in science and engineering. Along with more than 60 other exhibitors, Raytheon sponsored a MathMovesU® booth which featured Reed Timmer, star of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers.
Using footage from his many adventures, Reed spoke about the importance of math and science and how they are used in exciting careers like storm chasing and meteorology. Reed also explained how fantasy is becoming a reality thanks to new technological enhancements such as probe-launching tornado cannons, which capture video from inside the funnel circulation, and an armored research vehicle known as “The Dominator” that allows him to get closer to storms than ever before.
A dozen Raytheon volunteers from across the nation also took the time to chat with students and parents about Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative and the abundance of resources available on the program’s website including interactive games, contests, scholarship opportunities and more.
Since its inception in 2005 to help spur interest in math and science, Raytheon's MathMovesU program has touched the lives of more than 1 million students, teachers and parents. Learn more about Raytheon’s participation at this year’s AMS meeting.
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"This was a great opportunity to connect with local educators and students,” said Greg Gondran, DCMS technology director for Raytheon’s Intelligence and Information Systems business and a Raytheon volunteer. “I think many kids left today inspired, entertained and a little more curious about STEM careers.”