Project Lead The Way

PLTW with an atom with a gear in the middle

PLTW's mission is to prepare students for the global economy, which it does by increasing the number of American students prepared to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. PLTW programs give students hands-on, project-based experiences, helping them link math and science concepts to real-world problem solving.[1] A focus on offering career-based opportunities to students has been encouraged by research indicating that the majority of professional scientists became interested in science before high school and that positive experiences with science during their school years were particularly important in influencing their career directions.[2]