Happy Pi Day! Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is celebrating Pi Day today, March 14, by delivering apple pies to math and science teachers at middle and high schools located within a 3.14-mile radius of select Raytheon locations in the U.S., including the company’s headquarters in Waltham, Mass.
Pi, the mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14, is celebrated March 14 because of the date’s numerical significance.
The earliest written approximation of pi dates back some 4,000 years. An ancient Greek mathematician from Syracuse later discovered the first three digits of pi. Do you know his name? For the answer and more fun facts about pi, check out Raytheon’s infographic: “Happy Pi Day!”
Happy Pi Day!
As part of Raytheon’s MathMovesU initiative, the company celebrates Pi Day to highlight the importance of pi calculations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) – and to thank teachers for inspiring the next generation of innovators.
Raytheon’s MathMovesU program is an initiative to increase middle and elementary school students’ interest in math and science education by engaging them in hands-on, interactive activities.
Raytheon is sweetening the observance of Pi Day and STEM teacher recognition with the apple pie deliveries, local activities and distribution of virtual Pi Day badges. The company is inviting everyone to share the celebration on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mathmovesu.
Raytheon Company is a technology player specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.
In the picture above: Pi Day Teacher Recognition: Rosemary Heffernan (L), a 7th-grade math teacher at the Lincoln Brooks School in Lincoln, Mass., accepts an apple pie in honor of Pi Day (March 14, or 3.14) courtesy of Raytheon Company.