Happy Pi Day! Raytheon sweetens math and science teacher recognition on March 14: delivers pies to schools within 3.14-mile

Happy Pi Day! Raytheon sweetens math and science teacher recognition on March
  14: delivers pies to schools within 3.14-mile radius of company locations

And virtual "pie sharing" badges through Facebook to promote science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) education

PR Newswire

WALTHAM, Mass., March 14, 2013

WALTHAM, Mass., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is
celebrating Pi Day on March 14 by delivering apple pies to math and science
teachers at middle and high schools located within a 3.14-mile radius of
select Raytheon locations across the country, including the company's
headquarters in Waltham, Mass.

(Photo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130314/NE76528-a )

Pi, the mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14, is observed
nationwide March 14 because of the date's numerical significance. As part of
Raytheon's MathMovesU® initiative, the company celebrates Pi Day to highlight
the importance of pi calculations in science, technology, engineering and math
(STEM) – and to thank teachers for inspiring the next generation of
innovators. Raytheon is sweetening the observance of Pi Day and STEM teacher
recognition with the apple pie deliveries, local activities and distribution
of virtual Pi Day badges. The company is inviting everyone to share the
celebration at https://www.facebook.com/mathmovesu.

Pi Through The Ages

The earliest written approximation of pi dates back some 4,000 years. An
ancient Greek mathematician from Syracuse later discovered the first three
digits of pi. Do you know his name? For the answer and more fun facts about
pi, check out Raytheon's infographic: "Happy Pi Day."

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About MathMovesU

Raytheon's MathMovesU^® program is an initiative committed to increasing
middle and elementary school students' interest in math and science education
by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities. The innovative programs
of MathMovesU include the traveling interactive experience MathAlive!™;
Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills™ experience at INNOVENTIONS at Epcot^®, which
showcases math in action as students design and experience their own thrill
ride using math fundamentals; the "In the Numbers" game, a partnership with
the New England Patriots on display at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by
Raytheon; the company's ongoing sponsorship of the MATHCOUNTS^® National
Competition; and the MathMovesU scholarship and grant program. Follow
MathMovesU and other Raytheon community outreach programs on Facebook and on
Twitter @MathMovesU.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us
atwww.raytheon.comand follow us on Twitter@raytheon.

Media Contacts

Raytheon Company
Tina Martineau
+1.781.522.6490
corporatepr@raytheon.com

InkHouse
Scott Montminy
+1.781.966.4100
raytheonpr@inkhouse.com

SOURCE Raytheon Company

Website: http://www.raytheon.com
 
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