Created in partnership with Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, HE@SA is a five-day scholarship program where middle school teachers participate in simulated astronaut training and professional development. The training provides them with new innovative teaching skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in fun and exciting ways.
Teachers, coming from 27 countries and 42 U.S. states and territories, will train like astronauts, learning skills and techniques to pique student interest in science and exploration. The teachers participate in 45 hours of professional development with laboratory and field activities aligned with global math and science teaching standards.
“Inspiring students begins with inspiring teachers,” said Tom Buckmaster, president of Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “HE@SA gives teachers an engaging and unforgettable learning experience that heightens their ability to become even more effective educators.”