Project Lead The Way Iowa

Great News! Students can now receive college credit for their BMS and Computer Science courses!

Due to the uncertainty surrounding the flooding situation in downtown Cedar Rapids and throughout northern Iowa, we are postponing the PLTW STEM Conference scheduled for Sept. 26 & 27 (Monday and Tuesday) at the Doubletree Hotel.

Your safety and well-being are our primary concern. In the coming weeks, we will update you on new dates for the conference. You can also check for updates on Twitter and Facebook.


Register now for the 2016-17 Iowa PLTW STEM Conference

September 26 - 27, 2016 at the DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center in Cedar Rapids

Monday, Sept. 26: General Conference - $75.00

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Workshops - $50.00

Come hear Tim Dwight talk about solar power!

Keynote speakers include:

Vince Bertram, President and Chief Executive Officer - Project Lead The Way

Kim Reynolds, Lt. Governor of Iowa 

Visit a tiny house built by CEA students, the UI Mobile Museum and the UIHC EMS Simulator!

Learn about the new Design & Modeling (DM) curriculum!


 Deadline for conference registration: Friday, September 16, 2016

The deadline for DoubleTree hotel reservations at special $110 rate has been extended from midnight on Thursday, August 25, to Tuesday, September 6, 2016 


Welcome Students, Parents, Teachers, Counselors, Administrators and anyone interested in STEM education

Here you will find information and resources to guide you through the Iowa Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. See the opportunities PLTW delivers to a growing number of young men and women.

PLTW is truly a K-12 solution!

PLTW Launch

K-5 students are introduced to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

PLTW Gateway

Middle school students learn that there is more than one way to reach a solution

PLTW Engineering

High school students learn to innovate, think critically, and collaborate to solve problems

PLTW Computer Science

Tomorrow's technologies, learned today

PLTW Biomedical Science

Bring the future of the biomedical sciences alive


2016-17 Annual Iowa PLTW STEM Conference
Please join the University of Iowa College of Engineering as we host the 2016-2017 Annual Iowa PLTW STEM Conference. This will be a two-day conference with a traditional conference agenda and breakout sessions on the first day (September 26th) and a second, half-day of hands-on workshops (September 27th).

Please look for registration information on our website before the end of May. In addition to engaging breakout sessions for current PLTW educators, the Monday conference will have sessions that will be informative for administrators/teachers/counselors from schools in your district that do not currently have PLTW. We invite your district to explore the benefits of a full K-12 PLTW Program. We would also encourage you to invite community leaders and industry partners from your area to learn more about PLTW and how they can become involved in your district.

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