The Honeywell Corporation is an international company that specializes in energy, safety and security solutions and technologies. An important fixture in the Baton Rouge community, Honeywell has been contributing to the development of our local economy by providing jobs as well as goods and services for over 40 years. Their interest in the progress of society extends beyond just business. Throughout the years, Honeywell has created several programs to involve whole communities in its inner workings as well as improve the communities in which they dwell. One such program is the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy. The Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program was “created in partnership with the U.S. Space Rocket Center to provide scholarships for middle school science and math teachers,” according to Honeywell.com. “Beginning in June, the program is a five-day event in which teachers participate in 45 hours classroom, laboratory and training focusing on science and exploration. Teachers also take part in astronaut –style exercises and simulations, as well as activities designed to promote new teaching practices in STEM education.”
This year’s Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program will take place from June 15, 2011 – June 28, 2011. Chosen to participate in the academy this year is Baton Rouge’s very own Mark Zweig, Glasgow Middle School’s 7th grade math and Life Science teacher. An educator who goes the extra mile to ensure that he is equipped to teach his students the very latest in STEM education, Zweig has received a “QSM Award to integrate technology into his math class which included a portable MIMIO and a SMART Board,” according to the East Baton Rouge Parish School System Public Information Department. “Zweig was also awarded a Target Field Trip grant which Zweig used to take 100 7th grade students on a photo scavenger hunt at the Greater Baton Rouge Zoo. The photos were used to answer a list of questions on habitats, ecosystems, abiotic and biotic factors, endangered species and the taxonomy of the animals.” Zweig is among 250 scholarship recipients that will attend the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy which has graduated over 1,500 teachers from 36 countries.
To learn more about Mark Zweig and the courses that he teaches at Glasgow Middle School, please visit:
-7th Grade Life Science with Mr. Zweig
-7th Grade Math with Mr. Zweig
To learn more about the Honeywell’s Space Academy please visit, Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy