For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
The program is called MathMovesU - and the name is very appropriate. It involves all things mathematics, it is an event that is constantly in motion, and the U could be anyone from a seven-year-old girl, to a cadet, to an engineer in a world class tech firm.
For the second year in a row, MMA hosted the MathMovesU program. In November, cadets from the Academy partnered with engineers from Raytheon in the event designed for Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts from Eastern Mass. The program helps introduce engineering concepts and connects them to STEM activities to help further the advancement of women in the STEM fields.
MMA’s Director of Admissions Joshua Teftt and Regimental Training and Retention Officer Jake T. O’Riordan (Marshfield, Class of 2019) helped run the event that day. Under their supervision, the cadets assisted the Raytheon volunteers and Girl Scouts with a number of different activities on campus. Among those were building and flying hot air balloons, working with bots, building a catapult, computer programming, the design and production of a survival kit, and a visit to the 360 degree bridge simulator.