Project Lead The Way Conference

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 shannafm@purdue.edu.