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Howard University Selected for U.S. Launch of Honeywell – Nobel Initiative

Howard University Selected for U.S. Launch of Honeywell – Nobel Initiative

Washington, D.C., October 18, 2006 – Honeywell has named Howard University as the inaugural site for the U.S. launch of the Honeywell - Nobel Laureate Lecture Series, the centerpiece of a global education initiative designed to connect students across the globe with Nobel Prize winners in Chemistry and Physics.  Howard University is one of 11 universities worldwide selected to participate in this groundbreaking educational program. 

A multi-year effort, the Honeywell – Nobel Initiative combines on-campus events, interactive web content and broadcast programming to link one generation of leading scientists with the development of the next.  In addition to an on-campus master lecture, the Laureate visit to Howard University’s campus will include symposiums, a colloquium, open forums for undergraduate and graduate students, a tour of Howard University’s Middle School of Mathematics and Science, as well as other opportunities for meaningful interactions between the Laureate and students.  Honeywell’s relationship with Howard University includes scholarships, internships and job opportunities for graduates. 

“Honeywell takes great pride in our relationship with Howard University,” said Tom Buckmaster, president of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the philanthropic arm of Honeywell.  “We are thrilled that our partnership allows us to deliver an innovative program that encourages Howard’s students’ highest aspirations in ways that are motivating and engaging.” 

“We are tremendously excited to partner with Honeywell in this initiative and to be able to access the numerous opportunities available to our students, faculty, staff, and neighboring community as a result,” said Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert.

Swygert said further that the need for more minority scholars in science and mathematics has been a longstanding challenge and one of the biggest reasons behind the University’s decision to establish a middle school on its campus.  The collaboration with Honeywell on the Honeywell – Nobel Laureate Lecture Series furthers that mission by exposing area middle school students to the wonders of science, mathematics and technology through direct contact with one of the brightest minds of our time and is a significant step in the right direction.

“I am certainly very pleased that Howard is able to participate in this way and I know that all of this bodes well for the future,” he added.

About Howard University:
Howard University is one of 48 U.S. private, Doctoral/Research-Extensive universities and comprises 12 schools and colleges. Founded in 1867, students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, a Truman Scholar, 13 Fulbright Scholars and nine Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D.s than any other university in the world. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at

About Honeywell International:
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.  For additional information about Honeywell, please visit

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