Students learn STEM leadership skills at Space Center
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:26am
Three children of NNSA’s National Security Campus employees were among 300 students from 39 countries selected to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy. The scholarship program uses interactive technology and science-oriented workshops and team exercises to teach students leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Held at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., 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.
About the photo: Emily Allgeyer, left, daughter of HS&E Sr. Manager Kevin Allgeyer; Christian Greeff, son of Mechanical Engineer III Matthew Greeff; and Alexandria Whelan, daughter of Mechanical Principal Engineer Tim Whelan attended the week-long academy last month.