The Challenge

The Challenge

Students of Honeywell employees are presented with the challenge of a lifetime. The Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) provides students 16 – 18 years old with a unique opportunity to build and hone their leadership skills by tackling real-world challenges in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


Created in partnership with the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC), and exclusive to children of full-time Honeywell employees around the world, the HLCA is a week-long program that takes place at USSRC facilities in Huntsville, Alabama.

HLCA introduces students to the legacy of the American Space Program and concentrates on addressing current issues within the science and technology community.

Working in small groups, the students are presented with “Challenges” and are encouraged to explore problem-solving scenarios using hands-on science, mathematics, and engineering skills. Many of the activities require students to present their findings or opinions to a panel of experts in the field.

Participants learn teamwork and communication in ways that are not easily replicated in the formal classroom. By participating in HLCA, students learn how to work through scientific problems through incremental tests and experiments.

We’re Part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions!

HLCA is part of Honeywell Hometown Solutions, the company’s corporate citizenship initiative which focuses on five areas of vital importance: Family Safety and Security; Housing and Shelter; Science and Math Education; Habitat and Conservation; and Humanitarian Relief.

Together with leading public and non-profit institutions, Honeywell has developed powerful programs to address these needs in its communities. For more information about Honeywell Hometown Solutions, please click here.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center

HLCA takes place at the USSRC in Huntsville, Alabama. The USSRC is recognized as one of the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware museums in the world. Facilities at the center include Spacedome Theater, Rocket Park, the Education Training Center (NASA’s Educator Resource Center) — and more! Participants will have behind-the-scenes access to many of the space artifacts, including the Apollo 16 capsule and the recently restored Saturn V rocket.

Visitors to the museum can experience a full spectrum of U.S. space exploration that includes the Space Race, the Apollo Missions, the Space Shuttle program, the International Space Station, and upcoming NASA programs.

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