Fourteen Kansas City students of Honeywell employees from were among 300 from 36 countries selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA)and have made life-long friends with other high school students from around the world.
HLCA uses interactive technology, science-oriented workshops and team exercises to teach children of Honeywell employees between the ages of 16-18 leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program is designed to build students’ leadership skills and develop their capabilities through hands-on challenges.
Held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the program engages students in team-building challenges such as building their own rockets and participating in simulated astronaut training, shuttle missions and a moon walk. Students also meet scientists, engineers, and former astronauts, who help reinforce core leadership competencies and share their first-hand experience.