MathAlive! Exhibit to Open At Space Foundation’s Discovery Center in Colorado Springs

January 21, 2016

Exhibit Shows Kids How Math Is Core to the Things They Love Most

Todd Probert, Who Leads Raytheon’s Business in Colorado Springs

(Colorado Springs, CO, Thursday, January 21, 2016) – What do snowboarding, video games, and fashion all have in common? A popular museum exhibit is coming here to Colorado Springs—and it shows kids how math is core to the things they love most.

The exhibit, called MathAlive!, invites kids and adults alike to explore careers and interests fueled by math with hands-on, minds-on activities like creating a mountain-bike race, and even controlling a simulated Mars rover.

Local defense contractor Raytheon sponsors the exhibit nationwide, and is bringing MathAlive! to the Space Foundation Discovery Center, opening this Saturday, January 30th.   

Todd Probert, who leads Raytheon’s business in Colorado Springs, explains more.

SOUNDBITE 1:

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH ARE NOT ONLY KEY DRIVERS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY, THEY ARE STEPPING STONES TO REWARDING CAREERS. MATHALIVE! ENGAGES KIDS IN THESE SUBJECTS ON THEIR OWN TERMS—IN A WAY THEY CAN RELATE TO – TO HELP INSPIRE OUR NATION’S FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVERS AND INNOVATORS.

SOUNDBITE 2:

OUR TEAM HERE IN COLORADO SPRINGS IS PASSIONATE ABOUT THE MISSIONS WE SUPPORT AND THE TECHNOLOGIES WE BUILD. WE WANT MAKE SURE OUR COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION THROUGH ENGINEERING IS SHARED WITH THE NEXT GENERATION.

The exhibit runs through the end of April. The Discovery Center is offering the experience for free for active duty and veteran military families. Visit http://www.spacefoundation.org/museum to learn more.

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