Last Updated: 01/03/2013*
Texas students learn all about weather and climate at WeatherFest
On Sunday, Jan. 6, thousands of teachers, students and families from around Austin, TX came to the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 12th Annual WeatherFest, an interactive weather and science fair to teach students about weather, climate and related topics. Students had the opportunity to explore more than 60 exhibits featuring everything from how we get our weather forecasts to the science behind exploring Mars.
Raytheon sponsored a MathMovesU booth featuring the latest Mission to Mars challenge and encouraged participants to think about pursuing careers in science and engineering. At Raytheon’s booth, students had the opportunity to learn where the weather forecast comes from, exploring Raytheon’s technology that helps make it happen.
Several Raytheon employees from across the nation engaged students, parents and teachers, sharing information about Raytheon’s MathMovesU program and the resources available on the program’s website to teach students math and engineering principles through fun, interactive games, contests and more!
Since launched in 2005, Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative has impacted more than one million students, teachers and parents around the world. Learn more about Raytheon’s commitment to spurring students’ interest in math and science.
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"Using fun, interactive games and challenges, Raytheon is engaging students early,” said Jennifer Griffith, IIS community relations manager. “Our innovative approach is helping kids realize that math and science leads to extremely cool discoveries that are transforming our understanding of the world.”