Honeywell (NYSE: HON), Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB announced today the launch of a global science education effort that will connect university students with recipients of the world’s most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize. The Honeywell - Nobel Initiative will enable students worldwide to learn directly from Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics by combining live on-campus events, interactive content and broadcast programming.
“We are very happy for this great and promising partnership with Honeywell, which will give us further opportunities to develop the Nobel Prize Series programming and, by broadcasting these programs globally, help encourage young people to feel inspired by science” said Camilla Hyltén-Cavallius, chief executive officer, Nobel Media AB.
The work will be carried out through Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB, the subsidiaries of the Nobel Foundation Rights Association, and Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the philanthropic arm of Honeywell. As part of the Initiative, Honeywell will become a global sponsor of Nobel Media’s Nobel Prize Series® and Nobel Web’s educational section on Nobelprize.org™.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nobel Media and Nobel Web to reach a global audience of young scientists and engineers,” said Tom Buckmaster, president, Honeywell Hometown Solutions. “We are committed to providing students around the globe with the very best experiences and materials to support their pursuit of science and math education. Through these programs, we’ll have the ability to connect one generation of leading scientists with the next.”
The Honeywell- Nobel Initiative will consist of three core elements:
Nobel Minds: Honeywell will become the exclusive Global Sponsor of Nobel Minds, a 60-minute Nobel Prize Series® broadcast that brings together the current year’s Laureates for a discussion on issues of global concern. Nobel Minds is broadcast each year in December on BBC World and other terrestrial networks, reaching 98 territories and 276 million households.
Honeywell Nobel Laureate Lecture Series: Honeywell, in cooperation with Nobel Media and Nobel Web, will host on-campus events with Nobel Laureates in Chemistry and Physics at select universities in China, Czech Republic, India and the United States, including historically black colleges and universities, over the next three years. Visiting Laureates will participate in a number of on-campus events, including: public lecture, ‘master class’ with science or engineering students and reception with faculty and university officials.
Honeywell Nobel Interactive Studio: Honeywell, Nobel Media and Nobel Web will cooperate to produce an online forum showcasing recent Laureates in Chemistry and Physics to help explain the science behind their Nobel Prizes. The first three Nobel Laureates that will be profiled are Steven Chu, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Physics, Leon Lederman, 1988 Nobel Laureate in Physics, and Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. The Honeywell Nobel Interactive Studio will be launched in July 2006 and accessible through www.honeywell.com.
"The Internet provides a powerful tool to inform, educate and inspire young people all over the world via the renowned achievements of Nobel Laureates," said Alf A. Lindberg, chief executive officer, Nobel Web AB. "Our exciting new partnership with Honeywell expands Nobelprize.org's educational outreach efforts with unique, on-line resources that are engaging and fun for students, while teaching them about the complex science behind Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry, and encouraging their highest aspirations."
Honeywell will also sponsor educational materials in chemistry and physics developed by Nobel Web and hosted on Nobelprize.org™. Funding for these programs will be provided by Honeywell Hometown Solutions.
More information on the Honeywell - Nobel Initiative and how students and universities can participate in the programs is available at: www.honeywell.com/hometownsolutions
The Honeywell – Nobel Initiative is part of Honeywell’s Science Education Initiative, an effort designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists beginning with students and teachers at middle schools and extending to targeted universities around the world. Honeywell’s science and math education programs, FMA Live!, Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy, and Honeywell Scholars @ Presidential Classroom, have already reached more than 100,000 students and teachers in 26 countries and 41 U.S. states.
About the Nobel Institutions
The Nobel Foundation is a private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel. The Foundation manages the assets made available through the will for the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. The Nobel Foundation, through the Nobel Foundation Rights Association, has established Nobel Media AB and Nobel Web AB. Nobel Media is a company which owns, produces and develops new media rights connected with the Nobel Prize. Nobel Web produces and maintains Nobelprize.org™, the official website of the Nobel Foundation and the most complete source of information about the Nobel Prize and the Nobel Prize Winners.
Honeywell International is a $30 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London, Chicago and Pacific Stock Exchanges. It is one of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is also a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. For additional information, please visit www.honeywell.com.
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