Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dotterweich College of Engineering Partners with Project Lead the Way

KINGSVILLE - October 23, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

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The Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering at Texas A&M University-Kingsville has joined with Project Lead the Way (PLTW)—a provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education curricular programs implemented in middle schools and high schools across the country—to recruit high school students with a strong engineering background.

A&M-Kingsville provost Dr. Rex Gandy; Dr. Stephan Nix, dean of the Dotterweich College of Engineering; and Gene McGee, a PLTW representative from the Science Academy in Mercedes; signed an articulation agreement Monday, October 15. The agreement will provide students who have completed PLTW courses at their high schools the opportunity to have those courses replace up to five hours of introductory engineering courses at A&M-Kingsville.

Currently, several South Texas schools offer PLTW courses, which emphasize hands-on STEM learning through creating, designing and building. Schools that currently offer PLTW courses include The Science Academy at South Texas Independent School District; the Innovation Academy at Moody High School in Corpus Christi; and Bishop, Flour Bluff and Sinton High Schools.

“We want to get PLTW students here because they are trained well and motivated,” Nix said. 


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