Honeywell Student Innovation Day 2009 on the Stevens Campus!

Learn More. Teach Better.

Honeywell Teachers for the 21st Century strengthens teachers’ science content knowledge and pedagogy by preparing them to use online, award-winning curriculum resources developed by the Stevens Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE). These NJCCCS-aligned curricula engage students in science inquiry, engineering design and problem-solving through use of Internet-based, real-world data and technological design. Teachers participate in hands-on science investigations and team-based engineering design activities in life, earth, and physical science. Activities reinforce topics measured by the NJ ASK8.

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Participating teachers and their students will conduct real-world science experiments and participate in engineering design activities that include:

  • International Boiling Point Project: Students participate in a global experiment to determine which variable has the greatest impact on the temperature at which water boils.

  • Human Genetics: Students gather data from their own classrooms and community, then compare it with thousands of data points to understand dominant and recessive genetic traits, and their prevalence in the population.

  • Musical Plates: Students use real-time earthquake and volcano data from dynamic databases such as the U.S. Geological Survey to explore the relationship among earthquakes, plate tectonics, and volcanoes.

  • Weather Scope: Students design and build instruments that meteorologists use and create a weather learning log to record their findings.

Honeywell will sponsor scholarships for 20 teachers, including:

  • Tuition for one-week summer institute
  • $750 stipend for completion of all activities
  • Approx. $300 of classroom resource materials
  • 30 hours of professional development credit
  • Classroom coaching and support