Turkish Students at Space Camp in the USA with Honeywell

Turkish Students at Space Camp in the USA with Honeywell
Turkish Students at Space Camp in the USA with Honeywell

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) brought together 25 students from 172 countries, including Turkey, at the 11th Honeywell Leadership Academy held at the US Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama.

Elfin Uçar and Bora Ertetik, two Turkish students who attended Honeywell Leadership Academy this year, returned to Turkey with experiences to support their interests in STEM fields.

The two-week program, which takes place between October 2-7 and October 9-14, aims to guide students aged 16-18 to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through hands-on activities in coding, computer science and astronautics.

Uygar Doyuran, President of Honeywell Turkey, Israel and Central Asia, stated that they are pleased to offer two Turkish students the opportunity to participate in the competition this year, and said:

“Honeywell has been sponsoring students from around the world for over 10 years, enabling students to participate in space camp, thereby improving their technical, collaboration and communication skills. Today, all 30 of the fastest growing jobs globally are in STEM. At Honeywell, we are proud to partner with the USSRC to support the next generation of innovators and leaders who will shape the future in this space.”

Elfin Uçar, an 18-year-old International Relations student who started at Işık University this year, shared her thoughts on the program as follows:

“Meeting instructors and students from all over the world has been an exciting experience for me. During the camp, we formed teams among us to design, build and test our own rocket models. We participated in astronaut simulation trainings, coding programs, shuttle missions, moonwalking, scientific experiments and other unique events. We also met with valuable scientists, engineers and former astronauts.”

Since the program was launched in 2010, Honeywell has helped nearly 3 students attend space camp. Participants develop their leadership skills in the STEM field as part of multiple teamwork such as building rockets, coding and testing.

Private Florya Uğur Anatolian High School 12th grade student Bora Ertetik said: “Meeting people from different parts of the world, working with them in the same team and getting to know different cultures was a life changing experience. Honeywell Leadership Academy has helped us develop our leadership skills, changed our thinking, and inspired us on what we can do in the future. I can safely say that it was the most exciting week of my life.” told in his words.

He also uses computational thinking and computer science to increase his digital skills, as well as participate in applications such as astronaut training simulation, shuttle missions, and low-gravity moonwalking. The scholarships, which cover the costs of education, meals, accommodation and program materials, are covered by Honeywell and its employees.

Uçar stated that he developed his leadership skills as a result of the trainings he received and said, “I had the opportunity to improve my ability to work as a part of a team. Honeywell Leadership Academy has completely changed my priorities. It inspired me about what I wanted to do and my future goals. What I love most about the program is that it combines science and engineering with friendship.” he said.

Source: Hibya

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