Leading the way for pre-college engineering, biomed

S&T’s summer camps aren’t just for students. More than 160 teachers from middle schools throughout the United States visited campus last summer to learn the latest on teaching engineering and biomedical science.


Project Lead the Way participants. (Photo by B.A. Rupert)

The teachers attended one of four Project Lead The Way summer camps at Missouri S&T. PLTW is a national, non-profit organization that provides instructional programs designed to spark the interest of pre-college students so they will pursue those subjects in college.
Missouri S&T is the state affiliate for PLTW and the only university in the nation to offer PLTW training in both engineering and biomedical science.

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