One of the advantages of Raytheon’s annual event is that MathMovesU is fun for kids. The recent event they organized in partnership with the University of Alabama in Huntsville was proof of the noisy fun kids can have when they are full of activity exploring STEM related activities.
This great event is organized every year by Raytheon in a variety of cities. At the University of Alabama in Huntsville, 170 kids came from 5 different elementary schools.
Students build, design, and test a roller coaster and a rocket during the event. Through each step, they are guided by UAH and Raytheon volunteers. The adult volunteers are having as much fun as the students.
According to Timmy Clemmons, Raytheon’s Huntsville Center Engineering Lead, the fun is essential to making it all work.
When asked if he got to attend a similar event when he was in school, Clemmons laughed.
“No, most definitely not,” he said. “But that’s what we want to do. We want to make it fun for the students. That’s why we have the hands-on projects where you do things like make amusement park rides out of household materials and stomp rockets of different lengths so that they can track the distance.”
“It keeps the pipeline open,” Terri said.