SME Education Foundation provides funding to PLTW.
Press Release Summary:
March 22, 2010 - SME Education Foundation has funded $815,000 to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) summer program, in which 6-8th grade students will learn basics of engineering concepts during 1 week summer camp. Funds will be used to expand Gateway Academy to 300 middle schools throughout U.S. Enrollees in national 5013c, not-for-profit program will learn about drafting/graphic design on computer, use real lab equipment, and will be involved in projects such as building robotic vehicles and gliders.
Original Press Release
SME Education Foundation Funds PLTW $815,000 - Continues Expansion of Gateway Academy
Press release date: March 15, 2010
Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a national 5013c, not-for-profit educational program, prepares middle and high school students to be the most innovative and productive leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Through an engaging, hands-on curriculum, PLTW encourages the development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, creative and innovative reasoning, and a love of learning. Visit www.pltw.org About the Gateway Academy:
The concept of the Gateway Academy was created in a partnership between the SME Education Foundation and Project Lead The Way, a not-for-profit organization that promotes engineering courses for middle and high school students. In 2009, the SME Education Foundation held 237 Gateway Academies and reached over 4,800 students in 28 states. Their goal is to increase to 300 Gateway Academies in 2010. For more information about the Gateway Academy program, contact Project Lead The Way at firstname.lastname@example.org. About the SME Education Foundation:
The SME Education Foundation is committed to inspiring, supporting and preparing the next generation of manufacturing engineers and technologists in the advancement of manufacturing education. Created by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers in 1979, the SME Education Foundation has provided more than $29 million since 1980 in grants, scholarships and awards through its partnerships with corporations, organizations, foundations, and individual donors. Visit www.smeef.org and award-winning Web site for young people - www.ManufacturingisCool.com