Union Intermediate High School student Suha Gowda of Broken Arrow is the only student in Oklahoma to receive a scholarship from Honeywell to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) program from February 25 – March 9, 2012 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In total, the company has awarded scholarships to 256 selected students from 30 countries and 30 U.S. states.
Designed in partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy provides students with a unique opportunity to engage in sessions addressing current issues in science, technology and engineering (STEM). The week-long program is designed to develop their capacities through hands on challenges and build their leadership skills.
Students will engage in interactive activities and workshops created to enhance their leadership fundamentals. Events planned include:
1. Simulating jet-fighter pilot training
2. Scenario-based space missions
3. Designing, building and testing their own rockets
4. Meet with top scientists, engineers, and former astronauts to reinforce core leadership competencies and provide them with first-hand accounts of professional experiences
Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative, which focuses on: Family Safety & Security; Housing & Shelter; Science & Math Education; 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 on Honeywell Hometown Solutions visit www.honeywell.com/hhs.