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Lakeland Jr/Sr High School To Host Northeast Pennsylvania PLTW Design Contest

 Lakeland Junior/Senior High School, located in Jermyn, PA, will host the Northeast Pennsylvania Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Design Challenge on February 29, 2012, as part of National Engineers Week.  

The PLTW Design Challenge is an annual event in which middle and high school students are given a design brief and a bag of materials, and are asked to solve an engineering problem in a fixed amount of time.  

Students are required to present and demonstrate their solutions to an outside panel of engineers. This is the fourth year for the PA PLTW Design Challenge but the first year for northeast Pennsylvania to have its own competition.  Teachers and administrators from other schools are welcome to observe and learn more about PLTW during the contest.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S. The hands-on, project-based engineering courses for high schools and middle schools and biomedical sciences courses for high schools engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.
Penn State Berks is the PLTW University affiliate, whose mission is to administer and grow the program in Pennsylvania.

For more information, contact: Tom Weiss, Affiliate Director, PLTW, Penn State Berks, at 610-396-6313.

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