Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy Delivers Effective Teaching Techniques Designed to Inspire Students’ Interest in Science and Math

BANGKOK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –Teachers of mathematics and science around the world, including Vietnam, 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, more than 2 million students have been reached and inspired by 2,176 HESA alumni from 55 countries and 52 U.S. states and territories.  

Jim Bujold, president of Honeywell Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines), said: "Technology is the driver of Honeywell’s business growth. As a believer in technology, Honeywell aims to leverage this program to help create a pipeline of talented young men and women who will become our future scientists, engineers and mathematicians. "

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 2014 Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy is Monday, October 20, 2014. Applicants will be assigned one of the two sessions: June 10  June 16, 2014 or June 17  June 23, 2015. Acceptance notifications will be made by November 30, 2014.

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. For over two decades, Honeywell has grown along with Thailand’s industry, enhancing its infrastructure network and supporting its sustainable economic development. Today, Honeywell has three subsidiaries in Thailand: Honeywell Systems (Thailand) based in Bangkok and Rayong, Honeywell Electronic Material (Thailand) base in Chonburi and Honeywell Holdings Thailand. 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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