cm_spaceteacher2Earl Warren Middle School teacher Taylor Lowe attended this year’s Honeywell Educators at Space Academy (HESA), along with roughly 200 other teachers from 25 countries and 36 U.S. states and territories. The award-winning scholarship program, created by the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) and its long-term partner Honeywell, is designed to help middle school math and science teachers be more effective at teaching science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects.

Teachers participated in 45 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction focused specifically on science and space exploration, including simulated astronaut training and shuttle missions, land and water survival training, and interactive flight dynamics programs. “This program gives teachers innovative tools they need to engage their students and lead them toward success in the classroom and in the workplace,” said USSRC CEO and Executive Director Dr. Deborah Barnhart. “The beneficiaries of this collaboration are ultimately the millions of children who come through their classrooms.”

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