Forging new generations of engineers

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Forging new generations of engineers

What is

Project Lead The Way?

PLTW is a not
-
for
-
profit organization.



PLTW partners with public schools,
higher education institutions and the
private sector to grow the nation’s
technology workforce.


Curricula

-

Rigorous
and
Relevant
high school

engineering
courses that use project
-
based
learning. It’s free to participants

PLTW Accomplishes This With:


Professional Development


High
-
quality, continuing, and
course
-
specific teacher training
.

65%
20%
15%
Skilled
Professional
Unskilled
Why Do We Need PLTW?

20%
20%
60%
Skilled
Professional
Unskilled
2000

1960

Our Workforce Has Changed.

Are we training the engineers
and technicians we need?


There are currently 1.3 M
engineering/engineering technology
jobs available in the U.S. without trained
people to fill them.



According to the Federal Government
we will need 15 million engineers and
technology workers by 2020.


4,000
6,000
8,000
10,000
12,000
14,000
16,000
1988
1990
1992
1994
1996
1998
2000
2002
# of Engineering Technology
Degrees
ASSOCIATE
DEGREES
BACHELOR'S
DEGREES
SOURCE:
American Association of Engineering Societies (2002)

What Does the Pipeline of
Engineers Look Like?

Science and Technology in Society

Research

Complex Analysis

Complex Design

Development

Manufacturing

Test and Evaluation

Routine Design

Production

Operation, Service,

And Maintenance

Distribution and
Sales

Our colleges and universities are well aligned with this…

But how is this connected to our high schools?

Science and Technology


in Many High Schools:

Chemistry,

Physics, &

Biology

Wood shop,
Auto shop,
Machine shop
& Drafting

Make a small change in the culture of
American high schools by:


Strengthening the core academic curricula,

(e.g. English, math, science, social studies, etc.)



Adding a rigorous, technical, standards
-
based
program of study in engineering and technology,
leading to jobs, trade schools, 2
-
year, 4
-
year and
post graduate degrees.

What Can We Do?

Gateway To Technology




Design and Modeling



The Magic of Electrons



The Science of Technology



Automation and Robotics



**Environmental Engineering



**Energy and the Environment



**Aerospace Technology (NASA funded)

**in development

Middle School Curriculum:

Seven, Nine
-
week Modules:


Foundation:







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-


Specialization
:








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--

Capstone
:


Computer Integrated Manufacturing


Civil Engineering and Architecture



Biotechnical Engineering
(New this Year)


Aerospace Technology
(New this Year)



Principles Of Engineering


Introduction to Engineering Design


Digital Electronics


Engineering Design and Development

High School Course Program

Note: Course program requires college prep mathematics each year.

Foundation Course:

Principles Of Engineering


Engineering as a Career


Materials Science


Structural Design


Applied Physics


Automation/Robotics


Embedded Processors


Drafting/Design

A Hands
-
on, project
-
based
course that teaches:

Foundation Course:

Introduction To Engineering Design

If you want someone to learn…

Teach what they’re interested in.

Foundation Course:

Introduction To Engineering Design

Foundation Course:

Introduction To Engineering Design

Foundation Course:

Digital Electronics

Theory
-
> Design
-
> Simulate
-
> Fabricate
-
> Test

Specialization Course:

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Specialization Course:

Civil Engineering and Architecture

Cuban
Restaurant
Project


Soils


Permits


Design


Structural analysis






Specialization Course:

Civil Engineering and Architecture


Interior design


3D walkthrough


Architectural drawings

Redesign Their Neighborhood Park

Civil Engineering & Architecture

Redesign Their Own Classroom

Capstone Course:

Engineering Design and Development

Problem Solving in
Teams

Juried
Presentations

Participant Growth 1997
-

2006


1996
-
1997


1 School



2004
-
2005


800 Schools



2006
-
2007


1600+ Schools

Student Performance in Reading,
Mathematics and Science


240
250
260
270
280
290
300
310
320
330
No Major/No C
Prep
Coll Prep only
Major/C Prep
PLTW
Reading
Math
Science
How Well is PLTW Working?

What Students do Well in PLTW?

The student who is:



Creative
-

Likes to design things.


In the upper 80% of their class


A hands
-
on learner.


An underachiever who might get “hooked” by an
interesting, project
-
based class.


Interested in computers, science, or technology.


Good in math and science.




Principles Of Engineering


Introduction to Engineering Design


Digital Electronics


Computer Integrated Manufacturing

What Else Makes PLTW Unique?

Transcripted college credit is available to
students enrolled in the following courses:

This makes a transcript with PLTW courses on it
attractive to Universities.


What’s New in California?


Increased Collaboration & Support


QUALCOMM

-

awarded $1.4M to SDSU/PLTW for
school support and increased enrollment (>2x)


Small Manufacturers Institute


selected
PLTW as its educational initiative.



San Diego Regional EDC
-

Scholarships, in
-
class
programs, fund raising, recruiting and lobbying


SME



Developed and supports summer camps


SD Building & Construction Trades



Funded
and built Kearny High’s Construction Tech Acad.


UC Recognition


“A
-
G” approval for courses


What’s New in California?


Increased Collaboration & Support


CA Community College Chancellor’s Office



Two, $450k grants to create better K
-
16 linkage.

SDCC and El Camino are offering PLTW classes.


AeroSpace Industries in the Antelope Valley


Offer internships, mentors & grants to schools.


NASA
-

Paid to develop the Aerospace curriculum.


SME



Developed and supports summer camps


Philanthropic Organizations



Irvine
Foundation, Gates Foundation support for many

of the small schools with PLTW.

Forging new generations of engineers