Honeywell Summer Science Week Celebrates 10 Years of Hands-On Science Exploration

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This month, 80 middle school students from 10 Central New York school districts completed Honeywell Summer Science Week, which is organized by the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) located in Syracuse, New York. Now celebrating its 10th year, Honeywell Summer Science Week, has brought science to life in memorable ways by leading more than 600 students through hands-on science exploration in the Onondaga Lake watershed.

In the outdoor classroom of Honeywell Summer Science Week, students spend more than 40 hours as field scientists conducting their own experiments collecting water, insect, plant, rock and soil samples. Over the past 10 years, participants have completed more than 20,000 hours studying the Onondaga Lake watershed.

Watch this video to learn about the impact of the program.

Honeywell Summer Science Week gave me confidence in science and what I wanted to pursue,” said Sarah Kirkpatrick, a 2011 participant. “I’m going to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to study environmental biology.”

Honeywell Summer Science Week helps inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by increasing their science knowledge and encouraging students to pursue further education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The program motivates students by improving their science aptitude and confidence, making them more prepared and enthusiastic about their future,” said Honeywell Syracuse Program Director John McAuliffe.

In-Story_3A recent survey of Honeywell Summer Science Week participants shows that upon completion of the program, almost all survey respondents said they felt more knowledgeable about science.  In addition, the vast majority reported feeling more confident about science and nearly two-thirds said they were more interested in pursuing a science career.
 
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