Science and Technology Education
Honeywell is committed to delivering programs in science and math that improve our hometowns, one student, one teacher, one classroom at a time.
The Honeywell India Technology Center (HITC) is helping more than 600 local students learn about science and technology though a partnership with Sanskriti School, a Haryana government-funded school in Gurgaon. Volunteers from the HITC, backed by a US$10,000 (INR 6,20,825) contribution from Honeywell, participate in a program to provide experiential learning opportunities through interaction with scientists and engineers. The program is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which seeks to address certain needs in the communities it serves.
In 2013, Honeywell awarded four teachers from India full scholarships to attend Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. These teachers participated in 45 hours of classroom, laboratory and training time, focused on science and space exploration. Since the program’s inception in 2004, Honeywell has awarded scholarships in the program to 2,176 teachers from more than 45 countries, including 38 teachers from India.
The Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE) is part of our approach to cultivate and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. HISE gives students direct access to Honeywell’s top technologists and engineers, as well as to some of the world’s Nobel Prize-winning Laureates in chemistry and physics. Indian partner universities have hosted HISE events 11 times since 2006, including recent events at the College of Engineering, Pune, and the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani.
Through the Science Lab Initiative, Honeywell has provided science labs in more than 500 schools to promote science and math education among disadvantaged children. Honeywell volunteers train teachers and students to ensure effective use of science kits, as well as hold demonstrations of science fundamentals.
As part of the Honeywell Robotics Program, the company has trained nearly 600 school children in rural and semi-urban areas in southern India since 2003 in understanding wireless communication, autonomous movements, problem solving techniques and programming languages.
A series of nine-day Discovery Workshops are held in schools around Pune that covers experiments and discussions on science, math and geography. More than 2,500 middle school students and 55 teachers from 14 schools participated at these workshops in 2012.
Family Safety & Security
Honeywell, through its School Fire Safety Program, has provided fire safety training to more than 67,000 children across 83 schools in India. The program helps to create awareness about fire prevention, equipment and potential fire hazards.
To learn more about Honeywell’s community involvement efforts, visit Honeywell Hometown Solutions.