Honeywell and NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion – a newly expanded, award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school students to learn and enjoy math and science. The show has been performed before more than 350,000 students at 933 middle schools in all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada. The spring tour launches in Houston, TX this week.
While the U.S. has the world’s largest pool of scientists and engineers, that lead is declining. In recent world rankings from the National Science Board, the U.S. lagged in science and math performance with high school students showing below-average math skills and ranking 26th in the world.
“Like many technology-based companies, Honeywell is concerned that too few U.S. students possess the necessary math and science skills to compete for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the 21st-century,” said Tom Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “When it comes to STEM areas of study, early access and understanding is crucial in helping get students on track for college and career success. The FMA Live! program is designed to do this – and to ultimately inspire future innovators with a teaching style that is modern, memorable and makes it fun for students.”
Read the press release to learn more.