Honeywell announced it has awarded 185 scholarships to teachers from 19 countries and 37 states to attend its simulated astronaut training and professional development program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The program, Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy, created in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2004, is designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education by providing teachers with new technical skills and teaching techniques that help motivate students.
The selected 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 U.S. science and math teaching standards. Each teacher will also undergo simulated astronaut training including high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space mission, land and water survival training, and interactive flight dynamics programs.