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Russ College faculty and staff to serve on state STEM education council


Two faculty and staff members were recently invited to serve on the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Ohio Executive Council for Ohio.

PLTW prepares students to be innovative and productive leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and to make meaningful, pioneering contributions to our world. 

Associate Dean of Academics Ken Sampson played an instrumental role in Ohio University accepting a set of PLTW high school courses as courses equivalent to ETM 101, EE 102 and ET 280. The University is only the second post-secondary institution, with an engineering program, in Ohio to do this. This initiative led to his nomination to the council.

Minority, Women and Outreach Program Coordinator Laquetta Cortner has been recruiting at high schools that offer the PLTW program for a number of years and has served as an advisory board member for the East High School Academy of Engineering in the Columbus City School district for the past two years. Cortner will serve as a higher education/community representative on the council.

Project Lead the Way's Ohio Executive Council will give input and guidance to the initiative at a state level and to serve as an advocate for the program with business, industry and legislative leaders.

For more information on PLTW, visit www.pltw.org/.