The sky is not the limit for four UAE-based teachers, who were honored at a special Flight Suit Ceremony hosted by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) at Think Science Connect 2017.
Ms. Buthaina Abandah from Applied Technology High School, Abu Dhabi, Ms. Lara Chouman from Al Ittihad Private School in Dubai, Mr. Ghaleb Wahbi from Al Khaleej National School in Dubai and Ms. Siji Sudhakaran from the Abu Dhabi Indian School Branch 1 in Al Wathba, will join hundreds of educators from around the world at the prestigious Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA) professional development program, held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, in June 2017.
Created by Honeywell and the USSRC in 2004, HESA is a scholarship program that inspires middle school math and science teachers to become more effective educators in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). During the five-day, all expenses paid training, Educators learn how to reinvigorate their classrooms with ideas, lessons, and other materials to create an unforgettable learning experience for the next generation of scientists in the UAE.
The four UAE-based teachers were recognized at the ceremony by Don Thomas, NASA astronaut (retired), Dr. Deborah Barnhart, CEO of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Kerry Kennedy, director of Honeywell Global Corporate Citizenship, as well as representatives from Emirates Foundation.
Honeywell is committed to supporting the UAE government in its quest to stimulate innovation and achieve a high-tech future for the country as part of its seven-year National Innovation Strategy plan.
Since 2004, more than 3 million students have been reached and inspired by 2,776 math and science HESA alumni from 56 countries.