WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dips, dives, loops and barrel rolls await guests as Raytheon's (RTN) Sum of all Thrills™ celebrates its fourth anniversary in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot® at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Sum of all Thrills™ is a one-of-a-kind experience that lets children of all ages custom-design their own virtual thrill ride using math fundamentals to calculate variables such as acceleration and velocity. Once the design is complete, participants can immediately experience their creation in a 3-D robotic simulator. Park guests can join the conversation anytime on Twitter at #SumofAllThrills.
Since its debut in October 2009, guests visiting INNOVENTIONS Attraction at Epcot have enjoyed the thrill of virtual roller coaster rides, jet-fighter planes or bobsled runs. Riders dip and dive through loops, turns and barrel rolls while learning about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Raytheon's online Sum of all Thrills game invites students, especially middle school students, to create and enjoy the excitement of the experience via their home and school computers.
Raytheon is committed to improving science, technology, engineering and math education. These skills are increasingly important for tomorrow's workforce as they fuel the fields that form the foundation of the global economy. As part of Raytheon's MathMovesU® program, Sum of all Thrills supports this commitment to secure talent for the future.
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 INNOVENTIONS Attraction at Epcot
INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate the inspiration and the innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information about INNOVENTIONS, visit www.innoventions.disney.com.
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.