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Honeywell Invites Teachers to Join Astronaut Training & Development

Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy Delivers Effective Teaching Techniques Designed to Inspire Students' Interest in Science and Math
2015-11-25 10:03 1734

SINGAPORE, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Teachers of mathematics and science around the world, including Singapore, are invited to apply for the 2015 Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy (HESA) program, a simulated astronaut training and professional development program of Honeywell (NYSE: HON) at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Created in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2004, HESA is designed to address the trends in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by providing teachers with new technical skills and teaching techniques that help motivate students around the world. Since the program's inception in 2004, more than 2 million students have been reached and inspired by 2,375 HESA alumni from 55 countries including four from Singapore. 

"Over the years, HESA has brought remarkable transformations among teachers globally by providng valuable opportunities for them to approach advanced technologies and innovative training methodologies," said Jim Bujold, president of Honeywell Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines). "We'd like to see more educators in the region involved in this program and gain unforgettable learning experience to inspire the next generation of scientists."

Each successful applicant will receive a full scholarship following a rigorous and lengthy application and selection process involving competing teachers from around the world. Scholarships include tuition for the five-day program, roundtrip airfare, meals, accommodations, program materials, and flight suits, all sponsored by Honeywell and contributions from Honeywell employees.

Honeywell Educators will participate in 45 hours of professional development, as well as an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration. Activities include classroom, laboratory, and field training exercises linked to international science and math teaching standards. Each teacher will also undergo simulated astronaut training including:

  • A high-performance jet simulation
  • Scenario-based space mission
  • Land and water survival training
  • Interactive flight dynamics programs

The application deadline for the 2016 Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy is Monday, January 4, 2016. Applicants will be assigned one of the two sessions: June 8 - June 14, 2016 or June 15 - June 21, 2016. Acceptance notifications will be made by early January 2016.

For more information on the program and application details, please visit http://educators.honeywell.com

About Honeywell

Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Today, Honeywell's businesses have strong presence in Singapore and employ over 1,110 people in the country. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit http://www.honeywellnow.com/.

About Honeywell Hometown Solutions

Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit www.honeywell.com/citizenship.

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Source: Honeywell
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