Honeywell Celebrates 10th Anniversary Of Inspiration At Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy
July 17, 2014
Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy (HESA) celebrated its 10th anniversary of helping math and science teachers inspire the next generation of scientists. With demand growing for STEM-related jobs and only 16 percent of high school seniors proficient in mathematics, the program – which includes two simulated Space Shuttle Missions – takes teachers beyond the classroom and encourages them to share their experiences with students.
“HESA inspired me and in turn touched my students in a unique way. Years later, I was thrilled when I learned that the young engineer at Kennedy Space Center speaking about his wonderful job was one of my former students,” said David Auerbach, HESA 2006 alumni and middle school teacher from Canaan, New Hampshire.
HESA has reached more than 2 million students since its launch in 2004, inspiring more than 2,000 teachers from 55 countries and 52 U.S. states and territories. To mark the program's decade-long run, 10 alumni were selected – one representing each year – to be the guests of honor at the 10-year celebration.