STEM Results Profile of the Day - Project Lead The Way
Submitted by Tommy Cornelis on October 12, 2012
Project Lead The Way is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum for engineering and biomedical sciences has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students.
Currently, PLTW curriculum is being utilized by 500,000 students in over 4,700 schools in all 50 states offer PLTW designed courses. To date, PLTW has trained over 12,000 teachers and 7,000 counselors across the US. PLTW alumni are 5 to 10 times more likely to pursue engineering and technology classes than other first-year college students. PLTW has added an additional 1000+ new programs for the 2012-13 school year.