Raytheon launches back-to-school "Pin It to Win It" contest to promote science, technology, engineering and math education
Company's MathMovesU initiative provides teachers with STEM classroom guides, practice quizzes, worksheets and games online
WALTHAM, Mass., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is helping teachers kick off the school year with a new "Pin It to Win It" sweepstakes on Pinterest that encourages knowledge sharing and promotes science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. Twenty-five winners will be randomly selected to receive a MathMovesU® bag loaded with classroom supplies, including calculators, rulers, protractors and compasses.
The contest is part of Raytheon's MathMovesU initiative, which aims to inspire student interest in STEM subjects and support teachers by providing easy access to STEM education resources. According to Pinterest, more than 500,000 education-related ideas are pinned on boards each day.
To participate in the "Pin It to Win It" sweepstakes, teachers must create a back-to-school Pinterest board, re-pin and share creative STEM education content – including inventive experiments, lesson tips and other engaging ideas – to the MathMovesU "Back-to-School" Pinterest board. The contest runs from Thursday, Sept. 5, until Friday, Sept. 27, at noon ET. Official rules can be found on the MathMovesU Pinterest account.
Throughout the year, Raytheon provides teachers with additional resources that highlight key concepts in math and science, including STEM classroom guides, practice quizzes, worksheets and games. The resources are available at www.MathMovesU.com. In addition, MathMovesU shares a variety of STEM-related content -- such as daily math challenge problems, fun math and science questions, and news articles -- on social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Raytheon's "Math Mysteries" animated video series invites students to tackle puzzling math problems and share their answers.
To learn more about STEM education, visit www.MathMovesU.com.
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.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil 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 at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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