Nov 8, 2013 08:30 ET
Buckle Up! Raytheon's Sum of all Thrills celebrates 4th anniversary in INNOVENTIONS Attraction at Epcot
Experience showcases science, technology, engineering and math in action as guests design and experience their own virtual thrill ride
WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dips, dives, loops and barrel rolls await guests as Raytheon's (NYSE: RTN) Sum of all Thrills™ celebrates its fourth anniversary in INNOVENTIONS atEpcot ® 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'sSum 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, visitwww.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 inWaltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter@Raytheon.
K12 Inc. Announces First Ever Build a Mobile App Contest
K12 Mobile App Contest
National Contest Open to All Students Ages 13 to 18; Top Three Finalist to Win iPad®
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Young entrepreneurs get ready. K12 Inc. is hosting their first ever Build a Mobile App Contest for all participants ages 13 to 18 to develop mobile applications to be made available to the public. The contest comes on the heels of the company’s mobile app portfolio expansion and renewed commitment to provide innovative educational content to consumers.
The K12 App Contest is currently open to the public and will end 5:00 PM EST on January 31, 2014. The theme of the contest is “The World of Science” and participants are invited to create a mobile app in one of three categories:
- Earth and the Environment
- Space and the Solar System
Entrants must develop an app on the Android® or IOS® platform only and upload the app to either iTunes®, Google Play®, or Amazon®. A panel of judges selected by K12 will review apps received and will pick winners within two months following the end of the contest. The top three app developers can win an iPad® Mini tablet and every student who submits an app will receive a certificate of participation.
“We are excited to offer the mobile app contest for the first time to students who have the desire to develop innovative content and showcase their 21st century skills,” said Abha DasGupta, Vice President of Mobile and Gaming. “There’s a greater focus today in STEM education and we want to do our part to encourage students early on to develop and sustain an interest in computer science. Our hope is that this contest provides the challenge and incentive for students to harness their technology skills to create engaging and educational apps for the general public. ”
K12 Inc. currently has a portfolio of over 15 unique mobile applications for Apple and Android users through the iTunes Store, Amazon Appstore, and Google Play and continues to grow.
For K12’s Build a Mobile App Contest guidelines and how to enter, please visit the Contest Main Page.
About K12 Inc.
K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) is leading the transformation to individualized learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school. K12 has worked with more than 2,000 school districts and has delivered more than four million courses over the past decade. K12 provides curricula, academic services, and learning solutions to public schools and districts, traditional classrooms, blended school programs, and families. The K12 Program is offered through K12 partner public schools in more than two-thirds of the states and the District of Columbia, and through private schools serving students in all 50 states and more than 110 countries. More information can be found at K12.com.
© 2013 K12 Inc. K12 is a registered trademark, and the K12 logo is a trademark of K12 Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
November 4, 2013
The Soft Toy Heroes Are Coming - IKEA Kicks Off Annual Soft Toys For Education Campaign To Benefit UNICEF And Save The Children
Orlando, FL, November 4, 2013 – Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign has raise $74 million to donate to UNICEF and Save the Children and has impacted approximately 10 million children in nearly 46 countries.
IKEA Soft Toys are the gift that gives back. The fairytale-character stuffed animals, finger puppets and books are available at very affordable prices, and $1.34 (€1) is donated to the Soft Toys for Education Campaign for each purchase. Every donation gives the powerful gift of an education to children around the world in need. This year, the campaign will run from November 10, 2013 to January 4, 2014.
IKEA strives to be ‘The Life Improvement Store,’ and since its 1943 founding in Sweden, has offered home furnishings of good design and function, at low prices so the majority of people can afford them. There are currently more than 340 IKEA stores in 40 countries, including 38 stores in the US (40 stores are owned and run by franchisees outside the IKEA Group). IKEA Stores welcomed a total of 776 million visitors last year. IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings company, incorporates sustainable efforts into day-to-day business and supports initiatives that benefit children and the environment. For more information, go to IKEA-USA.com.
About the IKEA Foundation
The IKEA Foundation aims to improve the opportunities for children and youth by funding holistic, long-term programs that can create substantial, lasting change, and enable them to take charge of their own future. We work with strong strategic partners applying innovative approaches to achieve large-scale results in four fundamental areas of a child’s life. Currently funded programs benefit an estimated 100 million children. Learn more at www.ikeafoundation.org
About Save the Children
Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children. 30 national organizations are working together to deliver programs in more than 120 countries around the world Save the Children’s vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Save the Children’s mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. For more information, please visitwww.savethechildren.net
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.
Oct 1, 2013 07:00 ET
Scott Brand Supports Schools and Communities through Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes
DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Scott Brand continues its ongoing support of education and announces the launch of the Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes, which will provide consumers with five eBoxTops when they select the offer on ScottBrand.com, as well as the chance to win 250,000 eBoxTops, the equivalent of $25,000, for their designated school.
The nationwide sweepstakes, which runs Oct.1 through Nov. 30, celebrates the brand's partnership with Box Tops for Education, a fundraising program that helps schools with grades K through 8 earn cash by clipping Box Tops coupons from participating brands.
"As the only bath tissue and paper towel brand that carries Box Tops, we are excited to provide even more support and further our standing commitment to education," said Michael Hurt, senior brand manager for Scott brand. "The Scott Brand takes pride in sharing its value and we want to provide our consumers with an opportunity to benefit from the Box Tops for Education program and to help make an impact in their communities."
Consumers who select the five eBoxTops offer at ScottBrand.com will be automatically entered for a chance to win the 250,000 eBoxTops grand prize for their designated school. Entry is limited to one per person, so teachers, administrators and parents are encouraged to spread the word.
Through its partnership with Box Tops for Education, Scott brand has donated more than $3 million to schools throughout the nation since 2006. Consumers can find Box Tops year-round on many popular Scott brand products, including bath tissue and paper towels.
The Scott Shared Values Box Tops for Education Sweepstakes is the latest offer from the Scott Shared Values program, which provides consumers with access to special values toward Scott bath tissue and paper towels, as well as exclusive deals from top brands, like Papa John's, Disney, Red Robin and more. To learn about the Scott Shared Values program, visit Scottbrand.com.
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: "KMB") and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 141-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com, or follow us on Facebook orTwitter.
About Box Tops for Education
America's schools have earned more than $525 million through all Box Tops for Education earnings programs since the program started in 1996, including $47 million just since March 2012. More than 90,000 schools use that cash to purchase items such as computers, library books, art supplies and playground equipment. Schools can earn up to $20,000 by clipping Box Tops coupons from 240 products and can earn eBoxTops by shopping online through the Box Tops Marketplace. To learn more and for a list of participating products, visit www.btfe.com.
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Online access required. Sweepstakes begins 12:00 am CT 10/1/13; ends 11:59 pm CT 11/30/13. Open to legal U.S. residents, 18 or older. Prize will be awarded to designated school, which must be enrolled with Box Tops For Education. Limit 1 prize per school and 1 entry per person. Odds of winning depend upon number of entries. Void where prohibited. For details go to www.scottbrand.com. Sponsor: Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, LLC., 2300 Winchester Rd. Neenah, WI54957-2020.