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Tumbled back from space camp with a new world view

Leslie Chen in the Multi-Axis Trainer, which simulates the disorientation one would feel in a tumble spin during reentry into the earth's atmosphere. Courtesy Honeywell and Héctor Barreto
Leslie Chen in the Multi-Axis Trainer, which simulates the disorientation one would feel in a tumble spin during reentry into the earth's atmosphere. Courtesy Honeywell and Héctor Barreto
Leslie Chen is one of 304 students from 38 countries who won a scholarship to Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.  The Montgomery Blair High School student from Potomac said of her March 1-7 adventure, "Meeting other kids my age from all different parts of the world and getting the chance to work side-by-side with them allowed me to gain a better world view.  I even managed to learn how to count to ten in German!"

The Honeywell program uses interactive technology, science-oriented workshops and team exercises to teach leadership skills in science, technology, engineering and math to students who are children of Honeywell International employees.  The program, which started in 2010, and has awarded 1,156 scholarships.

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