Funding support to implement new Project Lead The Way Engineering courses in high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in Sedgwick and surrounding counties is available for the 2014-2015 school year. Approximately $200,000 is available for new PLTW course implementations in schools in Butler, Cowley, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Sedgwick, and Sumner Counties.
As part of Senate Bill 127, engineering schools at Kansas universities received funding from the State of Kansas to help fill the pipeline of future engineers and increase the number of engineering graduates. Wichita State University has allocated $200,000 from this funding to grow PLTW programs in our area. WSU's College of Engineering serves as the Grants Coordinator. The PLTW Advisory Board will review grant applications and determine allocations.
Funds may be requested for PLTW school participation fees, teacher training; and equipment and supplies required and used in the new PLTW engineering course.
Funding requests are limited to the following amounts:
Each school must submit a separate application and can apply for multiple courses at the school, providing they are being offered for the first time.
Prior to requesting funding, schools must:
Submit your grant application and all supporting documents electronically to Karen Reynolds, firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submittal has been extended to February 3, 2014. You will be notified no later than February 28, 2014 whether your application has been approved and your project funded.
If you have questions concerning PLTW, or WSU's College of Engineering, contact:
Dr. Lawrence Whitman, PLTW Kansas Affiliate Director
If you have questions concerning submittal of a PLTW grant application, contact:
Karen Reynolds, PLTW Kansas Assistant Affiliate Director