“I think the primary goal is to make our young folks aware that the science, technology, engineering and math are fun and interesting, that they’re something to pursue,” said McAuley.
MathAlive works to achieve this goal by showing principles from these fields in activities kids enjoy. One of the most popular exhibits is Boardercross, a snowboard experience where kids stand on a pivoting snowboard and twist their bodies to create the right angles to avoid obstacles as they race other players.
More than 40 exhibits that come together to create MathAlive have been set up in the National Air Force Museum. This is the largest space the exhibit has been in so far during it’s tour of major military locations in the country this year, said Jennifer Griffith, Raytheon’s community relations manager.
Each exhibit falls under one of six themes: Outdoor Action: adventure sports; Build Your World: environment; Future Style: style and design; Kickin’ It: entertainment; Game Plan, video games and other games; and Robotics and Space: robots