College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota
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Project Lead The Way

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Project Lead The Way (PLTW) works with schools across the country to prepare a larger and more diverse group of students to be successful in engineering and engineering technology programs.

PLTW Core Training Institute 2015

University of Minnesota

*IMPORTANT INFORMATION*
You MUST complete the PLTW Launch Readiness and Core Training course. This can be accessed through the Learning Management System (LMS) within mypltw.org. All Readiness Training modules must be completed by 11:59 p.m. ET on the Thursday prior to the first day of Core Training and are a requirement of successful completion of Core Training. Completing the assignments is the only way to be sure you have all of the required software needed for the training on the laptop you will bring to the CTI.

Please see the resources section for additional information on housing, dining, parking, and equipment.

Schedule and Cost Estimates

Check-in: Sunday, June 14, 2015 after 1 p.m.
Check-out:

  • Wednesday, June 17 by 11 a.m. for Flight and Space
  • Friday, June 19 by 11 a.m. for Design and Modeling
  • Friday, June 26 by 11 a.m. for Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture

Class room and work time 8 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.

Housing registration deadline and cancellation deadline is May 22, 2015. A $500 late cancellation charge will be billed to school districts for withdrawals after this date.

2015 University of Minnesota Course Offerings

Introduction to Engineering Design (PTE–IED)
June 14–26, 2015
Capacity: 20
Master Teachers: TBD

Principles of Engineering (PTE–POE)
June 14–26, 2015
Capacity: 20
Master Teachers: TBD

Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA)
June 14–26, 2015
Capacity: 20
Master Teachers: TBD

GTT—Flight and Space (GTT–FS–VEX)
June 14–17, 2015
Capacity: 20
Master Teachers: TBD

GTT—Design and Modeling (GTT–DM)
June 14–19, 2015
Capacity: 20
Master Teachers: TBD

To register, please visit the National Project Lead The Way website: www.pltw.org/. Please contact the National Project Lead The Way office (877-335-PLTW [7589]) with any questions regarding registration.

2015 Cost Breakdown

Tuition per National PLTW (Mandatory for all participants)

  • June 14–26, 2015 = $2,200
  • June 14–19, 2015 = $1,100

Meals: $71/day per person (Mandatory for all participants)
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included for all participants. Class room and work time is 8 a.m.–7 p.m. daily.

  • June 14–26, 2015 = $71 x 10 days = $710
  • June 14–19, 2015 = $71 x 5 days = $355
  • June 14–17, 2015 = $71 x 3 days = $213

* Per Diem rates for Minneapolis/St. Paul are $71/day per the U.S. General Services Administration

Parking: $12/day (Mandatory for all participants)

  • June 14–26, 2015 = 13 days x $12/day = $156
  • June 14–19, 2015 = 6 days x $12/day = $72
  • June 14–17, 2015 = 4 days x $12/day = $48

Housing: $50.60/per person per night (Optional)

  • June 14–26, 2015 = $50.60 x 12 nights = $607.20
  • June 14–19, 2015 = $50.60 x 5 nights = $253
  • June 14–17, 2015 = $50.60 x 3 nights = $151.80

Total estimated cost per participant:

  • June 14–26, 2015 Tuition ($2,200) + Meals ($710) + Parking ($156) = $3,066 (+ $607.20 for optional housing = $3,673.20)
  • June 14–19, 2015 Tuition ($1,100) + Meals ($355) + Parking ($72) = $1,527 (+ $253 for optional housing = $1,780)

* Rates and prices reflect cost estimate as of January 2015. Total charges subject to change.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: You MUST complete the PLTW Launch Readiness and Core Training course. This can be accessed through the Learning Management System (LMS) within mypltw.org. All Readiness Training modules must be completed by 11:59 p.m. ET on the Thursday prior to the first day of Core Training and are a requirement of successful completion of Core Training. Completing the assignments is the only way to be sure you have all of the required software needed for the training on the laptop you will bring to the CTI.

Housing
For the University of Minnesota session, space has been reserved on the Minneapolis Campus in Yudof Residence Hall. The deadline for housing reservations is 4:30 p.m. CST on Friday, May 22, 2015.

Cancellation Fee
A cancellation fee of $500 will be billed to your school district for cancellations received after the Friday, May 22, 2015 deadline.

Other Activities and Excursions

PLTW at Target Field!
Join your fellow PLTW colleagues in watching the Minnesota Twins take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. We will be able to provide a limited number of complimentary tickets to this game and more information will be available upon check-in.

PLTW Banquet
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday June 24, the banquet will be held at the Indoor Club Room at TCF Bank stadium, home of the 7-time National Champion Golden Gopher football team. This event includes guided tours of the stadium and a unique behind the scenes look at one of the nation’s best on-campus athletics facility.

Course Descriptions

Introduction to Engineering Design
Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

Principles Of Engineering
Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

Civil Engineering and Architecture
Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development. They apply math, science, and standard engineering practices to design both residential and commercial projects and document their work using 3D architecture design software.

Flight and Space
The exciting work of aerospace comes alive through Flight and Space. Students explore the science behind aeronautics and use their knowledge to design, build, and test an airfoil. Custom-built simulation software allows students to experience space travel.

Design & Modeling
Students apply the design process to solve problems and understand the influence of creativity and innovation in their lives. They work in teams to design a playground and furniture, capturing research and ideas in their engineering notebooks. Using Autodesk® design software, students create a virtual image of their designs and produce a portfolio to showcase their innovative solutions.

Contact:

University of Minnesota Project Lead The Way
Room 115 Lind Hall
207 Church ST SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
pltw@umn.edu

Other 2015 Summer Training Institutes Offered in Minnesota

ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 

August 3–14, 2015 

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
  • Biological Engineering (BIOE)
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
  • ICS
  • LLT
  • PBS
  • Human Body Systems (HS)
  • MI
  • Biomedical Innovations (BI)
  • DM
  • AR

MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY, MANKATO

June 15–26, 2015

  • DE
  • CRE
  • AR
  • MD
  • ST
  • ME
  • GA
  • EE

Contact Information:
set.mnsu.edu
Jim Mecklenburg, Program Director
Email: james.mecklenburg@mnsu.edu
Phone: 763-263-2687
Minnesota Project Lead the Way (PLTW)