Several thousand students at two Indian universities recently attended lectures by Nobel laureates to gain insights on the limitless opportunities in science and technology. Honeywell Hometown Solutions sponsored the events through its Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering program, which gives university students direct access to Nobel laureates and Honeywell engineers through lectures, one-on-one interviews, and lunch gatherings.
Nobel laureate Aaron Ciechanover addressed students and faculty at the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. Ciechanover was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation. At the Manipal Institute of Technology, Douglas Osheroff advised students to find their passion. Osheroff was awarded the 1996 Nobel Prize for the discovery of superfluidity in helium-3.
“As a company that invents and manufactures leading technologies, it is important for Honeywell to inspire the next generation of engineers to take on the global challenges that all of us will face in the future,” said Ian Shankland, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Performance Materials and Technologies, who hosted the HISE event at BITS Pilani.
Honeywell promotes science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education worldwide via several programs including the award-winning Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy and the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy.