Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous, relevant, and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs in elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools across the U.S.

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PLTW offers courses in both Engineering and Biomedical Sciences.

STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders--the students in Missouri's classrooms today!--must develop the skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.

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.

Students are exposed to STEM careers through professionals from local industries who supplement the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences.

PLTW's comprehensive curriculum is designed by teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators.


How is Missouri S&T connected to PLTW? PLTW depends not only on rigorous and relevant pre-engineering and science curricula, but also on trained teachers to instruct the next generation of scientists and engineers. As a leading affiliate university, Missouri S&T provides teacher training, professional development, and information for counselors and administrators throughout the Midwest.

PLTW continues to grow rapidly in Missouri. There are currently 475 programs in 372 schools in the Missouri PLTW network.