Project Lead The Way Panel to Examine Education, Economy

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Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way is planning an event next month focusing on preparing students for the future work force. The November panel discussion will also examine the impact of science, technology, engineering and math education on the state economy. October 24, 2013

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Indianapolis, Ind. (October 22, 2013) –Project Lead The Way (PLTW) a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis and the leading national provider of rigorous, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, will host a panel discussion featuring prominent Central Indiana business and thought leaders on Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Sheraton, Keystone at the Crossing.

Titled “Achieve More Indiana: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce,” the panel session will begin with opening remarks by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, and include panelists Rob Smith, Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company and President of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation; Mark Levett, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Community Relations for Cummins, and CEO of the Cummins Foundation; Dr. Charles Bantz, IUPUI Chancellor; Reginald McGregor, Manager for Engineering Employee Development at Rolls-Royce Corporation; and Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of Project Lead The Way. The panel will discuss STEM education and the impact on Indiana’s economy and the nation’s workforce skills gap. Seating will be limited. Tickets are available for $55/seat and reservations can be made here (click the Sunday-only option in the registration box): www.conf.purdue.edu/pltw

What: Project Lead The Way “Achieve More Indiana: Preparing Today’s Students for Tomorrow’s Workforce” panel discussion

When: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Time: 6:15 to 7 p.m. hors d’oeuvres and networking;

7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Achieve More Indiana” panel discussion

Where: The Sheraton, Keystone at the Crossing, 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, IN 46240

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About PLTW

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education curricular programs used in schools. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, PLTW exists to prepare students for the global economy through its world-class curriculum, high-quality professional development, and an engaged network of educators, students, universities and professionals. PLTW's comprehensive curriculum has been collaboratively designed by PLTW teachers, university educators, engineering and biomedical professionals, and school administrators to promote critical thinking, creativity, innovation and real-world problem solving skills in students. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success. More than 5,200 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.

Source: Project Lead The Way