Monday, February 25, 2013

Raytheon Encourages Youth to Become Engineers at Epcot's Innoventions

Photo by Natalie Henley

Sorcerer Radio DJ/WDW Tiki Room co-host and today's guest writer Natalie Henley, was invited to a special experience recently held by Raytheon at Epcot.

When headed to Disney, you need to always be aware of the extra fun you can find hidden within. Just this past week, if you were in EPCOT, you could have experienced something very exciting! An extra attraction was added by Raytheon, the company which hosts the very exciting Sum of All Thrills found in Epcot’s Innoventions. In that attraction, you are invited to use hands-on engineering to create your very own roller coaster experience!

Wanting to teach children about the excitement of being an engineer, Raytheon hosted an experience entitled Coaster Creators all week for four daily shows at 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:45 p.m. in support of the Engineers Week. Participants were invited to help out Doc Norman Norman, a professor at MathMovesU and Speed, his assistant. The pair were highly enthusiastic and knowledgeable on the engineering technology needed to create a roller coaster. The Doc and his assistant helped to pass along this knowledge to the participants about speed, gravity, acceleration and velocity to create the best possible coaster experience. With the knowledge, the participants were able to help build their own coasters to use this exact knowledge.

When vacationing in Disney, be sure to ask at Customer Relations if similar exciting attractions are available. Be sure to also look for this annual offering from Raytheon in the future!

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