Honeywell And NASA Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Collaboration With FMA Live! Educational Series

Honeywell And NASA Celebrate 10th Anniversary Of Collaboration With FMA Live!
                              Educational Series

Hip-hop physics show to tour in 30 schools across the United States

PR Newswire

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 3, 2014

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and
NASA are celebrating 10 years of collaboration with FMA Live! Forces in Motion
a newly expanded, 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 popular show is in high demand, having
been performed before more than 350,000 students at 933 middle schools in all
48 contiguous U.S. states, as well as in Mexico and Canada. The spring tour
launches in Houston, TX this week.

While the United States still has the world's largest pool of scientists and
engineers, that lead is declining. In recent world rankings from the National
Science Board, the United States lagged in science and math performance with
high school students showing below-average math skills and ranking 26th in the
world.

"Like many technology-based companies, Honeywell is concerned that too few
U.S. students possess the necessary math and science skills to compete for
science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs in the 21st-century,"
said Tom Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "When it comes
to STEM areas of study, early access and understanding is crucial in helping
get students on track for college and career success. The FMA Live! program is
designed to do this - and to ultimately inspire future innovators with a
teaching style that is modern, memorable and makes it fun for students."

"Each child needs to understand that a solid foundation in STEM can open doors
they may not have known existed. Getting them excited is the first step – from
there, the career possibilities are endless," said Dr. Roosevelt Y. Johnson,
NASA Acting 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! over the past 10 years."

Over the course of 10 weeks, the show, under the direction of Honeywell
Hometown Solutions, will reach 30 public, private and military-connected
middle schools in nine central and southeast U.S. states, including stops in:
Houston, TX; Baton Rouge, LA; Hattiesburg, MS; Atlanta, GA; Huntsville, AL;
Nashville, TN; Pulaski, VA; Columbia, SC; and Jacksonville, Miami and West
Palm Beach, FL. A similar schedule is slated for the western part of the
United States this fall.

About FMA Live!

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 show teaches Newton's Three Laws of Motion and
Universal Laws of Gravity.

Honeywell and NASA created FMA Live! to inspire middle school students to
explore STEM concepts and careers. The program addresses Forces and Motion
learning objectives outlined by the Next Generation Science Education
Standards for students in grades 5-8.

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! Forces in
Motion, because studies have shown that the middle school years of education
offer the best window of opportunity to get kids interested in STEM careers.

Supporting Resources:

  oRead more about FMA Live! Forces in Motion
  oVisit the FMALive! Facebook page
  oFollow @HON_Citizenship on Twitter
  oVisit Honeywell's Corporate Citizenship page
  oLearn more about NASA's education programs at:
    http://www.nasa.gov/education 

For Educators:

  oThe new FMA Live! Forces in Motion  features a teachers' lounge, which
    provides:

       oNational Science Standards-based teaching resources
       oDownloadable streaming videos
       oMusic from the show
       oA comprehensive educational guide with lesson plans

  oEducators interested in having FMA Live! visit their school can fill out
    the online application here.

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

SOURCE Honeywell

Website: http://www.honeywell.com
 
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