Technology Today - Home
Raytheon plans to unveil an interactive, math-based experience called "The Sum of All Thrills™" at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The exhibit, set to open this fall, will engage children through a fun, entertaining and informative experience that helps instill a lifelong passion for math, science and technology.

"The Sum of All Thrills" will be a core component of Raytheon's MathMovesU® program, an initiative designed to engage middle school students in math and science, and help create the next generation of innovators for the United.States. It will be located in the INNOVENTIONS pavilion at Epcot®, a unique area of the park that contains 100,000 square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits that allow visitors to celebrate the inspiration and innovation that improve their lives and expand their horizons.

"Raytheon is working to foster young students' interest and success in math and science, two of the primary fundamentals on which American competitiveness has been built," said William H. Swanson, Raytheon Company Chairman and CEO and 2009 MATHCOUNTS® honorary chairman. "Raytheon shares The Walt Disney Company's commitment to innovation and education through imagination. We're proud to offer INNOVENTIONS visitors a unique experience that combines all of these attributes and that seeks to unlock the math and science potential within every student."

Raytheon Supports Math Students and Military Families at the Walt Disney World® Resort
In addition to the experience at INNOVENTIONS, Raytheon supported another 2009 initiative at the Walt Disney World® Resort — the 2009 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition. Held May 7-10, 2009, at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, the competition was the culmination of an enrichment and coaching program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state and territory. Raytheon is the title sponsor of the MATHCOUNTS National Competition for the next three years, through 2011.

This past winter, Raytheon donated The Family Technology Center at the Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World® Resort. Shades of Green® is a U.S. Armed Forces Recreation Center used exclusively by active and retired military personnel and their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Family Technology Center serves as guests' "home away from home" game room. The center, which is equipped with plush couches, plasma televisions, personal computers, Nintendo® Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox® systems, offers guests an on-site extension of their entertainment experience where they can relax and connect with each other.

"Raytheon's donation of the Family Technology Center is a way of showing support to our active and retired military and their families," said Swanson. "It is our hope this gesture will show our deepest appreciation for all they do to support and protect our country."