Pi, the mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14, is observed nationwide March 14 because of the date’s numerical significance.
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– and to thank teachers for inspiring the next generation of innovators.
To sweeten the celebration of Pi Day, Raytheon baked apple pies and delivered them to math and science teachers at middle and high schools within a 3.14 mile radius of company locations.
Raytheon Executive Chef Skip Howell displays one of the many pies made for the celebration. Next
Raytheon volunteers loaded apple pies into truck for delivery to schools within a 3.14 mile radius of Raytheon's headquarters in Waltham.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. Next
Heather Metallides, director of science and health at Waltham High School, accepted apple pies courtesy of Raytheon Company. Next
Leah Travers, left, and Val Leka, center, math teachers at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Waltham accepted an apple pie.
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. Next
Rosemary Heffernan, a 7th grade math teacher at the Lincoln Brooks School in Lincoln, acceptedan apple pie in honor of Pi Day. Next
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