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Students Make the MOST of Summer Science Camp


Sixty-two Central New York middle school students completed Honeywell Summer Science Week at the MOST this summer. The weeklong exploration of the Onondaga Lake watershed, led by the Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), aims to inspire students to pursue science, technology, engineering, and math education while becoming environmental stewards in their communities.

Students studied local birds in their habitats, bug collecting, water testing, and GPS sampling procedures.

Honeywell Summer Science Week has helped me learn more about science and become more interested in it, learning hands-on and also being able to give me something to connect to when I’m in the classroom learning again next year,” said Katherine Baldwin, a 2014 Honeywell Summer Science Week at the MOST participant.

In its ninth year, Honeywell Summer Science Week at the MOST has engaged more than 500 students in hands-on science exploration.

Watch this video to learn about the program.


Honeywell CEO: Three Factors That Will Fuel China’s Growth

China Daily

On August 22, China Daily published a Honeywell CEO Dave Cote byline, “3 Reasons Why China Will Continue to Grow,” that discusses three significant factors that will continue to fuel China’s growth and have a substantial influence on the country’s economic and industrial expansion for the long term.

The piece explains why Cote is a advocate of investing in the country: “Given 95 percent of the world’s population and more than 75 percent of global GDP is outside the U.S., it makes sense for us to ‘Follow the Growth’ and China continues to be where the growth is,” he explained.

Click here to read the article at ChinaDaily.com.cn. China Daily is an English-language daily newspaper published in the People's Republic of China that reaches approximately 300,000 people.


Energy-Efficient Buildings Save $1 Million For N.J. School District

Hillsborough High School

Honeywell Building Solution is leading an energy savings improvement program for New Jersey-based Hillsborough Township Public Schools to help boost energy efficiency, reliability and comfort in the district’s facilities. When complete, the upgrades are expected to reduce the school district’s annual operating costs by approximately $1 million, while promoting a better learning environment for students and faculty.

The district will fund the program with a $1.7-million rebate available through “Pay for Performance,” a component of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program that provides incentives for implementing whole-building energy improvements, along with a $15-million energy performance contract with Honeywell. The performance contract enables Hillsborough Township school district to address certain building infrastructure needs using the annual energy cost savings that result from the improvements. The savings are guaranteed by Honeywell, which allows the school district to tackle the work without additional capital funds or taxpayer dollars.

“It’s a challenge for school districts like ours to budget for facility needs,” said Dr. Jorden Schiff, superintendent of Hillsborough Township Public Schools. “We want our resources directed to students, but realize the physical space is extremely important. With this program we don’t have to choose between student-focused initiatives and more modern buildings.”

Read the press release for more information.


Honeywell Promotes STEM In Indonesian Schools

HHS Indonesia

Honeywell is helping more than 1,200 students in Indonesia learn about science and technology through a partnership with local schools in Batam and Bintan in Riau Islands province.

Under the Honeywell Science kits program, four schools will receive science kits supporting the national curriculum. These comprehensive tools will allow students to experience science and technology concepts in an innovative way. 12 teachers will be trained with hands-on teaching techniques, enabling them to better engage their students in the classroom. In addition to that, 12 engineers from local Honeywell facility are volunteering to promote science and technology careers at these local schools.

The program is part of Honeywell’s ongoing commitment to promote science and technology education in Indonesia which includes sponsoring middle school math and science teachers to attend its international programs such as Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy and Green Boot Camp to learn advanced teaching techniques. This new science kits program is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s global citizenship initiative.

For more information, read the press release


Honeywell’s Tuxedo Touch Gets Voice Commands

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The home of the future took another step forward with Honeywell’s announcement of voice command capabilities for Tuxedo Touch, its touchscreen security and home automation controller that can serve as the hub of a connected home or business. With this new technology, homeowners can use voice commands such as “leaving the house” to perform a range of tasks including arming their security systems, adjusting their thermostats, turning their lights off and locking their doors.

“Security today is just as much about the user experience as it is about keeping homes and businesses safe, and adding voice command capabilities to Tuxedo Touch is the latest illustration of that trend,” explained Alan Stoddard, senior marketing director, Honeywell Security Products Americas.

In addition to the voice capabilities, Honeywell announced several other enhancements to Tuxedo Touch, including:

  • The ability to record video captured by security cameras
  • Remote-upgradeable software that can be updated without having to schedule on-site service
  • Support for higher-resolution cameras

For more information, read the press release.


Honeywell’s UOP Technology To Clean Offshore Natural Gas In The UK


Honeywell’s UOP was selected by BW Offshore, leading global provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, to remove contaminants from natural gas aboard a new Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading (FPSO) vessel off the coast of Scotland.

The vessel will include a UOP SeparexTM Membrane System to remove carbon dioxide. UOP Separex technology upgrades natural gas streams by removing carbon dioxide and water vapor –  contaminants that must be removed to meet the quality standards specified by pipeline transmission and distribution companies as well as natural gas end users. Separex membranes eliminate the need for solvents, which could spill and damage the marine ecosystem.

UOP guard bed adsorbents will also be used to remove mercury and hydrogen sulfide, which must be removed to meet export and end-user specifications and protect downstream equipment. UOP guard bed adsorbents allow trace amounts of sulfur or mercury to be removed. They provide reliable protection for downstream equipment and consistently meet pipeline gas specifications, with no moving parts and no operator intervention.

“UOP is continually innovating to create lightweight, compact, chemical-free equipment that is ideal for the complex offshore gas environment,” said Rebecca Liebert, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Gas Processing and Hydrogen business unit. “By integrating UOP Separex membrane technology and guard bed adsorbents into a single system, we are able to create a solution that improves gas processing efficiency while reducing operating costs for FPSO operators.”

For more information, read the press release.