Leading the way in the classroom

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp teaches mathematics at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She shows the application of trigonometry to her students using a variety of hands-on activities to understand frequency and amplitude. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Chelsea Diestelkamp was always willing to lend a helping hand, so in hindsight it’s easy to see why she became a teacher.

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David Hosick to direct Project Lead The Way at Missouri S&T

David Hosick

David Hosick, senior director of Project Lead The Way at Missouri S&T

David K. Hosick, senior director of school engagement for Project Lead The Way’s west central region, has been named senior director of the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program at Missouri University of Science and Technology. He takes over for Ben Yates, who will retire in September after serving in the position for the past five years. Hosick’s appointment took effect Monday, Aug. 1

PLTW is a national, non-profit organization that provides computer science, engineering and biomedical science instructional programs and teacher training for elementary, middle school and high school. Missouri S&T coordinates 610 PLTW programs in elementary and secondary education schools throughout the state. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T once again hosts Project Lead The Way training

As Missouri's Project Lead The Way affiliate, Missouri S&T trains pre-college teachers in biomedical science, computer science and engineering.

As Missouri’s Project Lead The Way affiliate, Missouri S&T trains pre-college teachers in biomedical science, computer science and engineering.

Approximately 600 elementary, middle and high school teachers from around the U.S. are visiting Missouri University of Science and Technology to learn how to better teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science.

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This is how Joe Stanley rolls

Dr. Joe Stanley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering

Dr. Joe Stanley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, works with high school teachers as part of Missouri S&T’s Project Lead the Way summer program.

Life for Joe Stanley could have turned out differently. A string of seemingly unrelated incidents converged in his life to turn a would-be CPA into an award-winning faculty member at Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri Project Lead the Way reaches milestone with 500th program

missourpltwWith the addition of Cor Jesu Academy of St. Louis, Missouri’s Project Lead the Way initiative has reached 500 programs in elementary and secondary schools across the state.

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a national program designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics among students from kindergarten through high school. In Missouri, the program is led by Missouri University of Science and Technology. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T to host VEX robotics championship

vrcStudents from around the Midwest region will soon gather at Missouri University of Science and Technology to compete at the Missouri state VEX Championship, a regional robotics competition for middle- and high-school students.

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Missouri S&T, Rolla Middle School educators recognized by Project Lead The Way

Dr. Ralph E. Flori Jr.

Dr. Ralph E. Flori Jr.

Educators from Missouri University of Science and Technology and Rolla Middle School were recognized recently for their contributions to Project Lead The Way, a national program designed to encourage more interest in engineering and science among pre-college students. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T hosts Project Lead The Way teacher training

PLTW_M_L_3COver 500 elementary school, middle school and high school teachers from throughout the United States are spending part of their summer at Missouri University of Science and Technology and three other Missouri communities to learn how to teach engineering, computer science and biomedical science courses to their students this fall.

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Bertram discusses importance of critical thinking at S&T commencement

Dr. Vince Bertram

Dr. Vince Bertram

Dr. Vince M. Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way, challenged Missouri University of Science and Technology graduates to “write a chapter of significance” in their lives during commencement ceremonies at Missouri S&T on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16.

In his commencement address, Bertram discussed the importance of an educational foundation that prepares students to succeed. [Read more…]

Dr. Vince Bertram to speak at Missouri S&T commencement

Dr. Vince M. Bertram

Dr. Vince M. Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way

Dr. Vince M. Bertram, president and chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way, will speak at two commencement ceremonies at Missouri University of Science and Technology this May. [Read more…]