Last Updated: 03/16/2012*

In its continued commitment to education in the Middle East, Raytheon hosted a Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Technology Workshop at the King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 3-4, 2012. Working in partnership with professors at the Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Institute, Raytheon organized two full days of math, science and technology presentations and demonstrations.

“It is of vital importance that college students in Saudi Arabia, especially those who will serve in the armed forces to protect the Kingdom, receive the finest technical education in the world,” said Dr. Sami Alhumaidi, Executive Director of PSATRI, a joint venture between King Saud University and the Royal Saudi Air Force. “We are delighted that Raytheon, an international technology leader, has partnered with us to create this dynamic workshop.”

The technology workshop featured briefings and interactive demonstrations on current and emerging technologies behind robotics, virtual simulation, laser technology, cybersecurity and more. More than 2,200 classroom seats in 20 technology sessions were filled by students and other attendees.

“At its heart, Raytheon is a technology company,” said Matt Riddle, president of Raytheon International, Inc. “By partnering with PSATRI, we will provide a workshop that enables students and others to better understand how technology and innovation are driving products and services that will be critical to the Kingdom in the future.”

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