Students Extend Math And Science Education Through Honeywell Sponsored Automotive Design Challenge

    Students Extend Math And Science Education Through Honeywell Sponsored
                         Automotive Design Challenge

Honeywell volunteers lead middle school students participating in a global
engineering and design competition to heighten interest in math and science

PR Newswire

ROLLE, Switzerland, Nov. 5, 2013

ROLLE, Switzerland, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- By taking part in the annual
Honeywell/SAE Student Automotive Design Challenge (SADC), middle school
students from around the world are extending their math and science education
through a fun and enjoyable program designed to enhance student interest in
future engineering and technical pursuits.

Now in its sixth year, the SADC program relies upon Honeywell volunteers to
lead weekly classroom activities guiding students to realize their own
capabilities for researching, designing, marketing and engineering a
functioning electric gear-driven toy car. The end projects must meet certain
performance characteristics which illustrate how well the students applied the

More than 300 students from schools located near Honeywell facilities across
Europe, North America and Asia will develop and present their vision of a
product achieving a set performance criteria and appealing to a market need.
Throughout the process, they have access to Honeywell engineers assisting them
in applying their theoretical knowledge of math, science, technology, social
studies and language arts.

"Through the six years Honeywell has sponsored the SADC Challenge, we have
been able to work with nearly 2,000 students around the world to perhaps
develop a new generation of automotive engineering and technology
professionals," said Honeywell Transportation Systems Chief Technology Officer
Karl-Heinz Bauer. "By showing kids how theory and knowledge acquired in the
classroom can be successfully applied in practice, we hope that they'll be
inspired to see the fun in math, science and technology."

This year, students in seven countries will represent local Honeywell friction
material and turbocharger operations in the United States, Switzerland,
Germany, Romania, Mexico, China and India.

The SADC Challenge is a co-sponsored program between Honeywell and SAE
International, in which small groups of middle school students aged 11 to 14
employ a multi-disciplinary curriculum into the development of their final
project. During the six to eight week in-class school curriculum, the students
are connected to Honeywell engineers, who mentor and guide them through this
process, giving the students an opportunity to connect and engage with the
automotive industry.

The competition will close on the week of Nov. 25, 2013, by which time
students will have submitted their written proposals, presentations, and short
videos, detailing their projects. Local site winners will then compete against
each other with Honeywell employees from around the world casting online votes
through Jan. 17, 2014 to determine a winner. The winning team will be
recognized by Honeywell throughout its global operations and will be hosted
for a trip to an industry attraction linked to math, science or automotive

For more information, please visit the Honeywell SADC Challenge website at

About Honeywell Transportation Systems
Honeywell Transportation Systems is a strategic business group of Honeywell
International and is comprised of Honeywell Turbo Technologies
( and Honeywell Friction Materials
( Honeywell Turbo Technologies is
a leading automotive turbocharger developer, supplying technology solutions to
nearly every major automaker and truck manufacturer in the world. Honeywell
Friction Materials is a leading global automotive supplier of braking
components. Honeywell Transportation Systems enhances vehicle performance,
efficiency and appearance through state-of-the-art technologies, world-class
brands, and global solutions tailored for its automotive customers around the

Honeywell ( 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

About SAE International
SAE International is a global association of more than 134,000 engineers and
related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle
industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and
voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm
is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in
MotionĀ® and the Collegiate Design Series.

SOURCE Honeywell Transportation Systems

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