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Honeywell And NASA Bring Hip-Hop Science Series To Missouri And Kansas Middle Schools

FMA Live! Forces in Motion encourages students to explore physics through a unique and interactive programMORRIS PLAINS, N.J.,Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA will bring their award-winning, hip-hop physics education program, FMA Live! Forces in Motion, to more than 40 public, private and military-connected middle schools in the Midwest this fall. The widely popular show brings hip-hop music, dancers, larger-than-life demonstrations and audience participation to illustrate how physics plays a role in everyday life. FMA Live! has been performed before 415,000 students in more than 1,100 schools from all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as inMexico andCanada, since its creation in 2004.The fall tour is rolling intoMissouri andKansas this week, hosting several shows at local middle schools inKansas City, Missouri (University of Missouri&emdash;Kansas City),Grandview, Missouri (Grandview Middle School), andOlathe, Kansas (Mission Trail Middle School)."Today's students are tomorrow's engineers and scientists," saidMike Bennett, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative. "We know that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning teaches students critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that are applicable to nearly every career field. Our goal is to expose students to programs such as FMA Live! Forces in Motion to pique their interest in pursuing STEM education and career paths."Newton's Universal Law of Gravity and Three Laws of Motion are key elements in the unique program. Named after Newton's Second Law of Motion [Force equals Mass times Acceleration], FMA Live! Forces in Motion captures the audience's attention with outside-the-box demonstrations. It aims to inspire future innovators to pursue careers in STEM."Every child should have a solid foundation in STEM, which can open doors they may not have known existed. Getting them excited is the first step &emdash; from there, the career possibilities are endless," saidDonald James, NASA Associate Administrator for Education. "This has been a great collaboration between NASA and Honeywell, and I'm proud of how many schools and students we've engaged through FMA Live!"During the fall 2015 tour, FMA Live! will perform in 10 states:Minneapolis,Wisconsin,Indiana,Illinois,Iowa,Missouri,Kansas,Kentucky,Tennessee andNorth Carolina. The program also will travel to the west coast ofthe United States in spring 2016.Supporting ResourcesRead more about FMA Live! Forces in MotionVisit the FMA Live! Facebook pageFollow @HON_Citizenship on TwitterFollow FMA Live! on InstagramVisit Honeywell's Corporate Citizenship pageLearn more about NASA's education programsFor EducatorsThe new FMA Live! Forces in Motion features a teachers lounge, which provides:National Science Standards-based teaching resourcesDownloadable streaming videosMusic from the showA comprehensive educational guide with lesson plansEducators interested in having FMA Live! visit their school can fill out the online application.About Honeywell Hometown SolutionsFMA Live! Forces in Motion is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company's corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Science & Math Education, Family Safety & Security, Housing & Shelter, Habitat & Conservation, and Humanitarian Relief. Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://citizenship.honeywell.com/.About HoneywellHoneywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. For more news and information about Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2015 Honeywell.Media Contact:Cecilia Tejeda+1 (973) 455-3450cecilia.tejeda@honeywell.comPhoto - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151023/279905SOURCE Honeywell