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8 Indians get Honeywell scholarships

india Updated: Jul 24, 2006 19:31 IST
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Eight Indian teachers were part of a group of 200 teachers selected for the Honeywell scholarships for an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration in Alabama.

The teachers, part of a group of 200 science and math teachers from 19 countries and 43 US states, were sent on scholarships to attend the 'Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Programme' from June 16 to 28 at the US Space and Rocket Centre in Hunstville, Alabama, a Honeywell release said.

The programme is a part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions - the company's community outreach initiative which focuses on issues like science and math education, family safety and security, housing and shelter.

"The Honeywell Educators at Space Academy Programme is designed to help teachers inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math," Honeywell International India Country Manager and Managing Director Ash Gupta said.

During the programme, the teachers participated in activities like 40 hours of classroom, laboratory and field training, astronaut training exercises including high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, land and water survival training and flight dynamics programmes.

Honeywell International is $30 billion diversified technology and manufacturing company with interests in aerospace products and services, control technologies for building homes, automotive products, turbochargers and specialty materials.

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