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Monday, March 29, 2010

SwiSTEM to hold second annual Project Lead the Way Conference

Contact for more information:
Brandi Schwartz
Marketing Coordinator
Outreach & Engagement
USI's Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center will host the second annual Project Lead the Way Conference from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 16 in Carter Hall in the University Center. The conference is part of USI′s STEM initiative to create a science- and mathematics-literate workforce that provides a sustainable economic advantage to the region and community.

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors from Project Lead the Way schools in Southwest Indiana who have pre-registered for the conference will attend hands-on workshops, presentations, and panel discussions related to careers in the engineering field.

Student check-in for the conference will take place from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and will be followed with a keynote address by Leah Curry, assistant general manager of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., (TMMI) body weld shop.

A bridge design contest, a bridge designer contest, a robotics workshop, and an electrical concept workshop will be held from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. Lunch for registered students will be served at noon with exhibits and a showcase from area employers and organizations on site until 1:30 p.m.

For more information, contact David Ellert, instructor in engineering and coordinator of engineering outreach, at 812/464-1883.

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