Purdue College of Technology South Bend is hosting the 5th annual Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Conference. This year’s conference will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Purdue Technology Building located on IU South Bend’s campus. Lunch is provided and the cost is $10.
Nine area high schools will be participating in the conference this year including: Elkhart Central, Elkhart Memorial, John Adams, Riley, South Bend Career Academy, Penn, John Glenn, St. Joseph, and Triton. Students who exhibit an interest and the potential to pursue a career in engineering and/or technology are nominated by a teacher.
The theme of this year’s conference is renewable energy, with a focus on transportation. Students will attend 3 different sessions to learn about energy sources, electric vehicles, and energy storage. Students will then participate in an interactive, real-world scenario regarding energy and its uses.
Goals for the conference:
- Engage high school students in fun and interesting activities to spur their interest in technology
- To bring greater understanding about how STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines are used in the world
- Inform students of degree and career options available locally
- Introduce them to the environment of a university campus
If you would like more information about the PLTW conference, please contact Shanna Frische-Mouri, 574.520.4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.