Raytheon will hold kids' math events at Epcot
Raytheon Co., the Waltham-based defense contractor, said it will play host to a "series of child-friendly, hands-on science and math demonstrations" at Epcot Theme Park in Orlando, Fla.
As part of National Engineers Week, the company plans to promote innovative ways to teach math and science to children through interactive demonstrations taking place Feb. 17 and Feb. 19 at Epcot's Wonders of Life pavilion, the company said.
Math and science education has been a priority for Raytheon. Since 2005, the company has sponsored MathMovesU, a program that looks to help engage students in math and science through interactive learning programs, contests, live events, scholarships, and more.
"Raytheon is dedicated to inspiring students and nurturing interest in math and science fields," William H. Swanson (left), Raytheon chairman and chief executive, said in a statement.
To read the company's press release, please click here.
(By Chris Reidy, Globe staff. File photo of Swanson: Susan Goldman/AP.)