Project Lead The Way Conference

The Purdue Polytechnic Institute at South Bend is hosting the 6th annual Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Conference Friday, October 3, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Purdue Technology Building located on IU South Bend’s campus. Lunch is provided and the cost is $10.

Students who exhibit an interest and the potential to pursue a career in engineering and/or technology are nominated by a teacher.

The activities of the conference will focus on a hypothetical electric car explosion on a bridge causing the bridge to collapse. Students will examine the accident, its consequences and how the car and bridge were manufactured to determine best practices to prevent similar disasters from occurring.

Goals for the conference:

  • Engage high school students in fun and interesting activities to spur their interest in technology
  • To bring greater understanding about how STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines are used in the world
  • Inform students of degree and career options available locally
  • Introduce them to the environment of a university campus

For more information about the PLTW conference, please contact Shanna Frische-Mouri, 574.520.4180 or