Partnership Profile: STEM Ambassadors to Work with Project Lead The Way
Students develop deeper understanding through hands-on activities in Project Lead The Way classes.
Students at 17 schools in Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania will benefit from the inspiring power of Project Lead The Way (PLTW) thanks to a new partnership between PLTW and Dow.
Through PLTW’s hands-on, activity-based K-12 programs, students become engaged in STEM fields while developing critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. More than 6,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW courses to their students.
With Dow’s support, the PLTW model will be extended to 17 selected schools, all within Dow communities. In addition, Dow employees will work with teachers and students in PLTW classrooms through the Company’s STEM Ambassadors program. These trained STEM Ambassadors aim to support teachers and inspire students by providing real-life examples to make challenging concepts easier to understand, while incorporating a strong focus on sharing exciting opportunities available through pursuing STEM careers.
“The United States is facing a significant skills gap, and Dow is taking action to fill that gap. They are leading by example,” said PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram. “Not only are they creating skilled jobs in our economy, but they are helping to develop the workforce to fill those jobs. We are grateful for Dow’s support of Project Lead The Way, which is giving students across the country access to high-quality educational opportunities.”
Dow is funding PLTW programs at the following schools in key Dow communities:
Indianapolis: Guion Creek Middle School
Indianapolis: Lincoln Middle School
Indianapolis: New Augusta Academy North
Bay City: Bay City Central High School
Bay City: Handy Middle School
Freeland: Freeland High School
Freeland: Freeland Middle School
Midland: Bullock Creek High School
Midland: Bullock Creek Middle School
Levittown: Emerson site (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln Elementary Schools)
Levittown: Buchanan site (James Buchanan, George Washington and John Fitch Elementary Schools)
Levittown: Devine site (Mary W. Devine, Lafayette, and Maple Shade Elementary Schools)
Plaquemine: Plaquemine High School
Reserve: East St. John High School
Laplace: East St. John Elementary
Port Allen: West Baton Rouge STEM Academy
Brusly: Brusly High School
For more information, visit www.pltw.org.