BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
MORRIS PLAINS, NEW JERSEY - Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON), reported that 325 students from 36 different countries, including the U.S, and territories will be at the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy, a two week-long programs brings the excitement of space exploration, science, mathematics, and technology together at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy will take place from February 24 through March 9, 2018, giving students the chance to enhance their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills.
"We welcome this annual opportunity to partner with Honeywell and host its global community of future leaders," said Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO and executive director, USSRC. "Through this immersive program, students will learn teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills, and get a glimpse of the possibilities for their lives and careers in the 21st century."
"Space Camp went far beyond my expectations last year," Cecilia Reyes Esparza, a student and 2017 alumni from Mexico. "My favorite activities were the team building projects, like the shuttle mission simulation and the aviation challenge. The amount of teamwork needed to complete those missions successfully was eye-opening, and getting to try real astronaut and pilot training simulations was an experience that I'll never forget."
"After participating in the Academy last year, I'm now confident that I want to pursue a career in science," said Cassandra Corraya, a student from Minnesota, Minn., ambassador at this year's Academy and alumni of the program. "The Academy not only gave me the opportunity to learn more about coding and space, it also helped me meet new friends from around the world. I'm excited to be an ambassador this year to help share this amazing experience for other students like me."
"Honeywell is an industry leader at blending physical products with software solutions to make the world smarter, safer and more sustainable. We want to develop the next generation of technology leaders and innovators, so it is critical for us to help facilitate student interest in STEM-based fields," said Mike Bennett, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "Through our unique partnership with USSRC, we are taking a non-traditional approach to learning by getting students excited about STEM and how it relates to their future careers."
Shawn W. Anderson