Fallon Lambert, a math teacher at The Dunham School in Baton Rouge, is one of 210 teachers from around the world chosen to participate in the Honeywell Educators Space Academy program.
Lambert, of Greenwell Springs, will attend the program’s simulated astronaut training and professional development program at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
“It seemed like an awesome way to integrate hands-on learning and generation of an interest in math. I find that students are interested in math and science when they can see its application in the real world,” Lambert said Friday in a news release.
The teachers will participate in 45 hours of professional development, as well as an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration. Each teacher will also undergo simulated astronaut training including: A high-performance jet simulation, a scenario-based space mission, land and water survival training, and interactive flight dynamics programs.
Since the program’s inception, more than 1,755 teachers have attended the program.