This June, Roger Samples, Barry Jackson and Daniel Cosgrove from South Charleston Middle School will join teachers from 21 countries and 43 U.S. states to attend the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy programs from June 18 to June 29, 2007 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Designed in partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy programs provide teachers with new and innovative techniques to educate their students about science and math. Samples, Jackson and Cosgrove, of Chloe, West Virginia, will complete 50 hours of professional development and participate in an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration in addition to participating in real-life astronaut training. Daniel Cosgrove has been awarded the scholarship for the second year in a row and will be attending an Advanced Program at Space Academy.

"The importance of inspiring our next generation to pursue careers in science, technology and engineering fields cannot be underestimated," said Thomas Buckmaster, President, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. "Teachers are the catalysts for learning and we are delighted to provide them with the tools and resources to help them bring science to life in the classroom."

While attending Space Academy, each Honeywell Educator will participate in a variety of activities including classroom, laboratory and field training which are linked to science and math teaching standards. Each teacher will have the unique opportunity to participate in astronaut training exercises including a high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, land and water survival training, and a state-of-the-art flight dynamics programs.

Cosgrove in 2006 with Story Musgrave (left), veteran of the NASA
space program for thirty years and astronaut on six space shuttle flights

"The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is thrilled to work with a leading global technology company like Honeywell who has a comprehensive commitment to science and math education," said Larry Capps, Chief Executive Office of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. "Because of Honeywell, we are able to bring teachers from around the world together to share their experiences and learn activities they can take back and implement in their classrooms."

Each Honeywell Educator receives a full scholarship following a rigorous application and selection process involving nearly 1,000 competing teachers from around the world. All costs for the Honeywell Educators to attend the program include tuition for the six-day program, round trip airfare, meals, accommodations and program materials, are underwritten by Honeywell and the contributions of more than 1,700 Honeywell employees.

Since the program's inception in 2004, Honeywell and its employees have sponsored 730 scholarships for teachers from 34 countries and 48 U.S. states to participate in the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy programs.

The programs are part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, which focuses on four areas: Family Safety and Security; Housing and Shelter; Science and Math Education; 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.

More information on Honeywell Hometown
Solutions can be found at www.honeywell.com