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St. Louis High School Project Lead the Way competition at STLCC-Florissant Valley

February 10, 2011

The engineering department at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will be hosting the St. Louis High School Project Lead the Way competition for area high school students from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2011. The competition will focus around the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum and will be held in the Multipurpose room at the Student Center. Eleven teams are expected to participate, with approximately 60 students.  

Awards will be given to the best overall team, as well as separate awards in different categories. One 12th grade student, who plans to attend STLCC next fall, will have the opportunity to win a $250 award from the Ameren Scholarship Fund. The student will be selected based on a written essay that is turned in prior to the start of the competition.

PLTW is a national non-profit organization that helps pre-college students gain the knowledge they need to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. PLTW partners with middle schools and high schools to provide a rigorous, relevant STEM education. 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. PLTW sparks the ingenuity, creativity, and innovation that are within all of our students.

There are 28 high schools in the STLCC district that have adopted the PLTW curriculum.