HTSL’s Science Lab program provides support to establish a Science Lab in rural schools. We provide the essential equipment, which are aligned to the needs of the State Board Science curriculum and can facilitate advanced learning. The lab is planned and established for four subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Bioscience and Geography. Right from designing the science lab and providing the complete infrastructure to setting up the equipments and training teachers to impart learning using these equipment, this Science Lab program is an end-to-end program in itself.
Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom
On the Science & Math Education front, Honeywell scholarships to globally diverse groups of high-school students, provide the opportunity to learn first hand about the nuances between science, technology and public policy. In this program known as the Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom, students from across the globe, get a chance to travel to Washington D.C. and understand how the US government policies impact research and technology. They get to meet elected officials, business leaders and government appointees and engage in thought-provoking discussions on current issues of global concern. Of the 820 students from 31 countries and 31 states who have participated in the program since 2005, 12 were from India.
Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy
The Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy scholarship program for middle school science and math teachers, provide teachers across the globe, the opportunity to participate in astronaut-style training and simulations, along with activities designed to promote life-long learning in a classroom setting. With the support of more than 1,700 Honeywell employees, the company has sponsored 685 teachers from 35 countries and 48 states to the Space Academy for Educators program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. So far, 30 teachers from different schools in India attended this program and are now applying their learning from the program while teaching their students.
Honeywell Nobel Initiative
The Honeywell Nobel Initiative is a global science education effort that connects university students with recipients of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize. Students worldwide learn directly from Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics through live on-campus events, interactive content and broadcast programs, designed to link one generation of leading scientists with the next university relationships. In India where the program was launched in 2007, thousands of students benefited from hearing two eminent Nobel Laureates at the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka and the Government College of Engineering, Pune. Another Laureate Lecture in association with the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University featuring Prof. Claude Cohen Tannoudji, the 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics is slated for September 15, 2008 at Hyderabad.
The Robotics program is a competitive program that inspires scientific and technological curiosity in young minds. Students are trained to design, build, and program robots to perform specific tasks. In the process they learn and use concepts such as wireless communication, embedded systems, autonomous movements and learn programming languages in a period of just three weeks. This program also helps inculcate team-building and problem-solving techniques in the students.
Science kits and equipment are distributed to schools that lack well developed laboratories and infrastructure. So far, around 15 schools and 6000 students have benefited by this program.
Other educational activities where Honeywell employees serve the community they come from, include mentoring, scholarship programs, teacher training programs, and distribution of education kits including books, uniforms, bags, etc,. The fact that thousands have benefited by these sponsorship speaks for the success of this program.
School Fire Safety program
The School Fire Safety Program is designed to promote the concept of fire safety and emergency management among school children in India.
The program aims at creating a need for understanding fire prevention methods and equipment through information dissemination on fire hazards. The program involves an interactive “Fire Safety Day” for students across the identified schools and entails an interactive presentation by a professional trainer on fire prevention and safety habits, mock fire safety drills and evacuation by students.