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Welcome to the Purdue University Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) website. The PLTW pre-engineering/engineering technology program is being offered in over 3000 schools this coming year, including school districts in all 50 states. Indiana has the largest number of schools participating in the program with over 300 schools. In Indiana, Project Lead The Way courses are technology education course offerings as designated by the Indiana Department of Education.

Project Lead The Way has developed a four-year sequence of technology education courses which, when combined with college preparatory mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor, and discipline of engineering and engineering technology prior to entering college. The Project Lead The Way technology education curriculum addresses the educational needs of students planning to attend a two-year or four-year college leading to a career in engineering or engineering technology. A detailed description of these courses can be viewed on the national Project Lead The Way link provided.

In addition to the Project Lead The Way high school technology education curriculum, Project Lead The Way provides a middle-level technology education program. This exploratory curriculum focuses on design, electronics, automation, and engineering mechanics. The curriculum is hands-on and directly articulates to the high school Project Lead The Way course sequence and the Indiana technology education curriculum.

Our website is designed to provide students, parents, teachers, and school administrators information on Indiana Project Lead The Way. I hope that the site will help you gain more information on Project Lead The Way.

* For Steps to a Successful Project Lead The Way® Implementation for your school visit: http://www.pltw.org/.

* For information regarding the PLTW Biomedical Sciences visit: http://www.pltw.org/.

Contact Us

Daphene C Koch
Associate Professor
Purdue University - Purdue Polytechnic Institute
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Ph: 765-496-1734
Email: cyrd@purdue.edu