Project Lead The Way Iowa

Welcome Students, Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Administrators and Others!

Here you will find information and resources to guide you through the Iowa Project Lead The Way program. See the opportunities PLTW delivers to a growing number of young men and women exploring the Engineering and Biomedical Sciences classes that lead to exciting new careers. A pathway to the future!

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Middle School Engineering Program

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High School Engineering Program

PLTW Biomedical Science

Biomedical Sciences Program

Students

Learn how scientists and engineers use scientific principles to create the amazing products you use and see every day. You will perform experiments and see for yourself the practical applications of science. You may also earn college credits for some of your classes.

Faculty and Staff

Learn how your school can become a part of PLTW. We offer courses to assist you in providing hands –on experiences for future engineers and scientists in your classes. Funding is available.

Parents

Learn the value of encouraging your child to explore the fields of science and engineering. Teens are curious, active and like to experiment, but without early exposure might miss the opportunities for careers in these fields.

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17-Apr-2014 - PLTW Alumni Association Advisory Board Application Deadline Extended
Encourage your PLTW students and former students to apply today!

PLTW seeks alumni to represent the PLTW Alumni Association at the national level. Alumni leaders will have exciting opportunities to coordinate alumni involvement in regional and national alumni events and participate in volunteer activities, alumni association recruitment, and leadership training.

31-Mar-2014 - GoToMeetings to Learn More About Scale-Up Grants for POE and Gateway
Please plan to join one or more of the following PLTW Scale-Ups STEMinars to learn more about this year’s two Project Lead The Way STEM Scale-Up Programs – PLTW Gateway: DM & AR and PLTW Engineering: POE.

26-Mar-2014 - Gateway Academy Now Accepting Online Registrations

25-Mar-2014 - Phomvisay named SAI Principal of the Year (Marshalltown High School)
Marshalltown High School Principal Aiddy Phomvisay has been named the 2014 Iowa Secondary Principal of the Year by School Administrators of Iowa.

20-Feb-2014 - Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Announces 10 Scale-Up Programs for 2014-15
With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has approved 10 high-quality STEM education programs for 2014-15 that will be offered to schools, after-school programs and other settings for grades pre-K through 12.

The selected Scale-Up programs are: A World in Motion, The CASE for Agriculture Education in Iowa, Defined STEM, Engineering is Elementary, FIRST Tech Challenge, HyperStream, KidWind Renewable Energy STEM, SCI Pint Size Science, Project Lead the Way: Engineering and Project Lead the Way: Gateway.

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Governor’s STEM Advisory Council Announces 10 Scale-Up Programs for 2014-15
With the top priority of boosting student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council has approved 10 high-quality STEM education programs for 2014-15 that will be offered to schools, after-school programs and other settings for grades pre-K through 12.

The selected Scale-Up programs are: A World in Motion, The CASE for Agriculture Education in Iowa, Defined STEM, Engineering is Elementary, FIRST Tech Challenge, HyperStream, KidWind Renewable Energy STEM, SCI Pint Size Science, Project Lead the Way: Engineering and Project Lead the Way: Gateway.

Taking the Road Less Traveled Conference Series
The Iowa State University Program for Women in Science & Engineering is hosting its 25th year of hands-on career exploration conferences for girls in grades 6-12. The conference format includes career exploration workshops led by women working in science, engineering, and other technical fields; tours of ISU labs and facilities; and special sessions for parents and educators. Registration for the Fall conference series is closed; Spring 2014 conference dates are April 10 (grades 9-12), April 17 (grades 6-8), and April 24 (grades 6-8).

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