Honeywell And NASA Launch Hip-Hop Physics Show For Middle School Students In The Detroit Area And Northwest Michigan

 Honeywell And NASA Launch Hip-Hop Physics Show For Middle School Students In
                   The Detroit Area And Northwest Michigan

FMA Live! Forces in Motion show visits middle schools in the Grosse Pointe
Farms, Rochester Hills and Manistee

PR Newswire

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2013

DETROIT, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE:HON) and NASA are
launching FMA Live! Forces in Motion, a newly expanded version of the
award-winning, hip-hop physics education program that inspires middle school
students to learn and enjoy math and science in a compelling, fun and
memorable way. The show runs in Brownell, Reuther and Manistee Middle schools
this week.

Using live actors, hip-hop songs, music videos, interactive scientific
demonstrations and video interviews with scientists and engineers from NASA's
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the FMA Live! show teaches Newton's Three Laws of
Motion and Universal Laws of Gravity.

"FMA Live! brings physics to life by using real-life examples that are
relevant to today's world, giving students the dose of inspiration needed to
turn them on to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)," said Tom
Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "We are proud to partner
with NASA on this program."

The name of the show comes from Newton's Second Law of Motion: that Force =
Mass x Acceleration.

Over the course of 10 weeks, the show will reach 30 middle schools in nine
northeast and central U.S. states, including stops in: Washington, D.C.;
Philadelphia, PA; Brooklyn, Syracuse and Buffalo, NY; Paramus and Jersey City,
NJ; Euclid, Ohio; Gross Point, MI; Oak Lawn, IL; and Cedar Rapids, IA. A
similar schedule is slated for southeast states next spring.

"Having a sound background in the laws of physics is a critical component of a
student's education and can open up a whole new world of opportunity," said
Leland Melvin, NASA Associate Administrator for Education. "This has been a
great collaboration between NASA and Honeywell, and I'm proud of how many
students we've engaged through FMA Live! I have no doubt that many of those
students are future NASA scientists who were just waiting to be inspired."

The popular show is in high demand, and has been performed before 320,000
students at 900 middle schools in all 48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in
Mexico and Canada.

Like many technology-based companies, Honeywell is concerned that too few
students have the necessary math and science skills to compete for jobs in the
21st-century. Through its Honeywell Hometown Solutions initiative, Honeywell
has a number of award-winning programs focused on inspiring students at all
grade levels to embrace STEM education. The company chose physics for FMA
Live! because studies have shown that the middle school years of education
offer the best window of opportunity to get kids interested in STEM careers.

To learn more about FMA Live! visit the new FMALive.com website, which
includes National Science Standards-based teaching resources, downloadable
streaming videos, music from the show, and a comprehensive educational guide
with lesson plans. Whether combined with the live show or used separately, the
site contains a lasting set of tools to support the Forces and Motion
curriculum, a vital building block of physics and engineering education.

About Honeywell Hometown Solutions
FMA 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 Honeywell
Honeywell (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. Based in Morris Township, N.J.,
Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock
Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit
www.honeywellnow.com.

Media Contact:

Cecilia Tejeda
Tel. (973) 455-3450
cecilia.tejeda@honeywell.com

SOURCE Honeywell

Website: http://www.honeywell.com
 
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