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PLTW Affiliate Institute, San Diego State University Promotes engineering, technology and biomedical science courses for middle school and high school students. There are over 235 middle and high schools in California enrolled in the program and we are rapidly growing.

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Sign up for the National Engineering Design Competition (sponsored by Chevron)

National Engineering Design Competition The 2017 PLTW Engineering Design Competition, brought to you by Chevron, will recognize and reward outstanding student projects and highlight the importance of engineering design that solves real-world problems. During this challenge, high school students in grades 9-11 will use their engineering skills to create and improve infrastructure in their communities! Students will build and submit their portfolios on the Innovation Portal, where a panel of judges – including Chevron engineers – will then review them. Winning teams will receive both individual and school prizes, and we’ll invite the top team to present their designs at the 2017 PLTW Summit in Orlando, FL, in October! Please encourage your students to participate by registering on the Innovation Portal by April 19!

PLTW Teachers of the Year

Smiley faceEugene Chou, Engineering - Dublin HS             Scott Lukesh, Computer Science - Fremont Academy

Zela Davis Elementary School, Launch           Kelly Garcia, Gateway - Los Alisos Middle School

Christine Fitzpatrick, Biomedical Science - Sun Valley Magnet HS  

Outstanding Quality

    Project Lead The Way Named to Elite List of STEM Organizations. One of four organizations nationally recognized for outstanding quality.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has been nationally recognized as one of just four high-quality STEM programs that are immediately scalable on a national level. Of the four programs selected, PLTW is the only in-school STEM curricular program for elementary, middle, and high school students and the only program offering a comprehensive professional development model for teachers. Change the Equation (CTEq) – a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve K-12 STEM learning in the United States – made the announcement via a press release Thursday. It is a significant honor for PLTW, which was already admitted to CTEq’s STEMworks database of high-quality STEM programs addressing the U.S. STEM skills shortage by consistently yielding positive outcomes for students.
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