Honeywell sends Thai teachers on US space camp

Breaking News July 13, 2018 18:05

By The Nation

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Honeywell selected two teachers from Thailand to join counterparts from 35 countries and 45 American states to attend the annual Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (Hesa) programme at the US Space and Rocket Centre (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

The teachers participated in several science, technology, engineering and maths activities during the five-day programme.

Honeywell Hometown Solutions aims to inspire middle-school science and maths teachers to promote science, technology, engineering and maths. 

It said more than 3,000 teachers had attended the Hesa programme, teaching more than 5 million students around the world.

"We're thrilled to continue our long partnership with Honeywell to bring teachers to learn and grow at our facility in Alabama," said Dr Deborah Barnhart, CEO at USSRC. "The opportunity to help these teachers ignite their students' passion in space, science and technology is one we at USSRC look forward to each year.”

The teachers attend 45 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction focused on science, space exploration and leadership skills development, including coding challenges. The teachers join a network of peers from around the world to continue collaborating and developing their educational goals.

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