Students are Encouraged to Follow their Passion in Mexicali
March 08, 2016
It isn’t every day students meet a Nobel laureate and receive great career advice from Honeywell’s top engineers and technologists.
At CETYS University in Mexicali, Mexico, 3,000 students attended lectures and informal meetings with Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle at the Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE) last week, including several schools that participated via live web streaming.
They also met Craig Breese, President, Honeywell Mexico, and Barbara Brockett, VP Honeywell Aerospace Engineering Test Services, who participated in several career opportunity discussions with students.
The program was organized by Honeywell Hometown Solutions (HHS), the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, and aimed to inspire these students by giving them exposure to world-renowned scientific minds that are making a measurable impact in today’s world. It is the sixth time HHS has brought a Nobel laureate to Mexico, and the third time to CETYS University.
Professor Ketterle delivered several lectures, advising CETYS students to follow their dreams. “There is a natural synergy between Honeywell and Nobel laureates like myself to inspire students through programs like HISE,” he told the students at his main lecture. “If you have a passion to innovate the future, you must invest all of your energy into it and make it the number one goal in your life.”
Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle shares a moment with the Colegio de las Americas Elementary School’s Rocket Club, which is sponsored by Honeywell Hometown Solutions.
“Many of the world’s most important careers are based in STEM,” Craig Breese advised the students at a career session. “Honeywell’s goal is to inspire today’s students so they can build innovations that create a safer, energy efficient and more secure world for all of us, as we always aim to improve our quality of life.”
Students from other schools that attended the event included Colegio de las Americas Elementary School members of the Rocket Club, sponsored by HHS.