Astronaut training for Rose Hill Middle School teacher, Jason Lotz

Teachers inspire local students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers

Rose Hill Middle School teacher, Jason Lotz, just returned from space camp where he tackled real-life astronaut training – all to help inspire local students to pursue STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) careers.

These are the training exercises teachers went through which they’ll incorporate into their lesson plans this fall for local students:

·         Simulated astronaut training and shuttle missions (including a moon walk!)

·         Designing, building and testing their own rockets

·         Meeting NASA scientists, engineers and former astronauts

More than 200 educators from 24 countries and 39 states were awarded this international scholarship, provided by Honeywell. The scholarship provides teachers the opportunity to train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, in an effort to help find ways to make science fun for teens, and hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers!

Learn more: http://citizenship.honeywell.com/hometown-solutions/