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STLCC-Florissant Valley hosts Project Lead the Way Competition

February 04, 2014

The Engineering department at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley will host the 7th Greater St. Louis Project Lead the Way Competition on Feb 7.

The competition, which focuses on the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, will start at 8:15 a.m. in the gymnasium on the Florissant Valley campus. This year’s competition will include multiple Olympic-style events that will challenge students’ creativity and engineering skills. Students will be judged on teamwork, video and presentation.

Seventeen teams are expected to participate, with approximately 85 students. The competition is open to any PLTW school in the St. Louis/ Eastern Missouri area. Awards will be given to the best overall team, as well as separate awards in different categories. The event is cosponsored by Ameren, LMI Aerospace and Boeing.

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 30 high schools in the STLCC district that have adopted the PLTW curriculum.