PLTW Pathway to Engineering: Overview and Course offerings at The STEAM Academy (POE, CIM)
The STEAM Academy is a PLTW Certified School
Each PLTW Engineering course engages students in interdisciplinary activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, or exploring algae as a biofuel source. These activities not only build knowledge and skills in engineering, but also empower students to develop essential skills such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and perseverance.
There are not enough U.S. students majoring in engineering, manufacturing, or technology to fill millions of highly-skilled, high-paying jobs that will open in the next decade due to retirements and new innovations. PLTW, a non-profit innovator in STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics), developed Pathway to Engineering to encourage students to explore these careers, reinforce critical STEM skills, and help keep the U.S. globally competitive.
Studies of this curriculum have proven that PLTW students become the kind of prepared, competent, high-tech employees and entrepreneurs U.S. industry needs. The goal of PLTW is to increase the number, quality, and diversity of engineers graduating from our educational system. The program also offers students the chance to find out if engineering is the career for them before investing in their college education.
Research shows that PLTW students are five times as likely as other students to choose engineering and related disciplines in college and they have a higher retention rate in post-secondary engineering, science, and related programs.
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