News Release

Raytheon to blast off at USA Science and Engineering Festival
  • Raytheon reveals secrets behind weather forecasting
  • See kids building homemade rockets

WASHINGTON, (Apr. 17, 2014)


WHAT: On Friday, April 25, the "sneak peek" day for registered school groups, military families and the media, a Raytheon systems engineer will offer a rare behind the scenes look at the big data Raytheon processes and is used by every meteorologist in the country to forecast the weather. Systems Engineer/weather data expert available for interview.

Raytheon is also hosting a "build your own rocket" exhibit, complete with a test range where kids can test out their creations with help from real rocket scientists. Participants can also explore Raytheon's many STEM education resources including at kiosks.


This FREE event is open to the public on April 26 and 27


Raytheon Exhibit (Booth #323)

Friday to Sunday, April 25 to 27

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET April 25, Sneak Peek Day

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET April 26-27


Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Exhibit Hall A

801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

About the USA Science and Engineering Festival

Designed to inspire the next generation of innovators, the Festival Expo is a free, family-friendly expo that allows kids and adults to participate in more than 3,000 hands-on activities and see more than 100 live stage performances.

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 2013 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 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 cyber security and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.

PRESS CONTACT:              For more information, please contact Mike Doble at  or 703-284-4345 or cell 703-980-9442.

Raytheon Company
1100 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209.

Media Contact
Raytheon Company
Michael Doble
+1 703 284 4345

/PRNewswire -- April 17, 2014/

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