Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Welcome to the University of Minnesota!

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers across the United States. The program creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive.

As a PLTW collaborator, the College of Science and Engineering recognizes PLTW as a program that inspires and equips the next generation of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.

K-12 Opportunities

The College of Science and Engineering coordinates programs for youth in kindergarten through high school designed to inspire and equip youth to pursue a future in science, engineering, or mathematics that includes post-secondary education.

For Youth

Outreach events

Youth are invited to one-time outreach events that spark and increase interest in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Find out more about outreach events.

Enrichment programs

Youth are invited to enrichment program series that engage and build capacity in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Find out more about enrichment programs.

Summer camps

Youth are invited to engage and build capacity through immersive, on-campus explorations of science, engineering, technology, or mathematics. Find out more about summer camps.

Admissions visits

High school youth are invited to discover the benefits of attending the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, learn about the admissions process, and tour campus, including a residence hall.  Find out more about admission visits.

For Educators

Field trips and tours

School groups and youth organizations are invited to try their hand at an engineering challenge, tour a research laboratory, learn about the college experience from our undergraduates, and more through customized field trip experiences. Find out more about field trips and tours.

Classroom resources

Educators are invited to complement their curriculum with the College of Science and Engineering’s virtual guest speakers, hands-on activities, videos, and more. Find out about CSE K-12 virtual classroom resources.

Professional development

Educators are invited to build capacity in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education through a variety of programs offering on-campus training and experiences to bring back to their classrooms. Find out more about educator development.


Contact Information:

College of Science and Engineering Student Services
Lind Hall, Room 115
207 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455