Avila will not hold science fair in 2018 with Honeywell; new sponsor(s)?

By Ann Suellentrop

Through a series of events, Avila University decided in May not to host a Honeywell-sponsored Science Bowl for high school students next year, as it has recently. An Avila nursing graduate and award recipient, I wrote to Avila last October and this April to oppose that sponsorship precisely because Honeywell operates the nuclear weapons parts plant in KC, MO, a function at odds with Avila’s longtime commitment to peace and justice.

It turns out that there is a lack of funding for the Science Bowl, other than that provided by Honeywell. So I will be working to find alternative funding from sources promoting green, healthy industries that work for the common good. Please contact me at 913-271- 7925 if you have ideas on where we could obtain such funding or if you would like to make a donation!

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Avila University in KC, MO, decided in May not to host a Honeywell-sponsored Science Bowl for high school students next year. Ann Suellentrop, of the PeaceWorks board, is asking for suggestions in seeking funding for future science fairs from “sources promoting green, healthy industries that work for the common good.”
Man hanging origame peace cranes.