Getting Students Hooked on Engineering

Posted on December 24, 2006  Comments (1)

Another article on project lead the way: Project is getting students hooked on engineering early

Brent Kindred, state leader for Project Lead the Way at the Department of Public Instruction, said the pre-engineering education movement has been gathering momentum since 2003 largely because “we are a manufacturing state, and we have a lack of engineers and highly skilled, highly trained workers.”

“Project Lead the Way is the first national pre-engineering program that’s had any real sustainability,” said John Farrow, a professor at the Milwaukee School of Engineering who is also the state affiliate director of the program. MSOE is the only Wisconsin college certified to offer the teacher training courses. In summer, MSOE expected 15 teachers in the middle school training course but ended up with about 37, Farrow said.

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One Response to “Getting Students Hooked on Engineering”

  1. CuriousCat: Project Lead the Way - Cleveland
    April 2nd, 2007 @ 11:54 pm

    “Project Lead The Way offers hands-on curriculum to allow students a taste of the creativity, variety, teamwork and possibilities engineering fields are offering. The course teaches students the key elements and skills of engineering and technology-based careers…”

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