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Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering

Project Lead the Way

PLTW New Jersey STEM Conference, January 13th, 2016

A Project Lead the Way (PLTW) STEM Conference will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at Rowan University from 8:00 am to 2:15 p.m.  We will be meeting in the Atrium in Henry Rowan Hall located off of Bowe Boulevard and across from the construction site for the expansion of the engineering building. Please park in Lot D, across from Glassboro High School.  There is no registration fee for this conference and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration information.

Tentative Agenda


Schools participating in PLTW may become certified during their second year after implementing the program. This is part of the quality control program. In addition only teachers from a certified school are able to become Master Teachers. To begin the certification process, CLICK HERE

From this link you can access all of the documents related to certification including the online self-assessment. Submission of the self-assessment will automatically notify the State Leader and Affiliate Director that your school is ready to schedule a certification visit. There is no fee for certification.


Students from certified schools that attend Rowan University in one of our engineering majors may receive course credit for two freshman year courses - Freshman Engineering Clinic I and Freshman Engineering Clinic II. The requirements for these credits are:

1. The high school must maintain status as a “certified” program in the Project Lead the Way network of schools.
2. The student must successfully complete the two Project Lead the Way core courses (Introduction to Engineering Design, and Principles of Engineering) and at least two elective courses.
3. Student achieves an average stanine score of 5.5 and no score lower than 4.0 on the Project Lead the Way end-of-course exam for each course.
4. Student must be accepted into one of the Rowan University engineering programs.
5. Rowan University will contact the high school to verify course completion and successful test completion.

Students interested in receiving credit for these two courses should contact the PLTW Affiliate Director (Dr. Cleary) during orientation in the summer prior to their freshman year at Rowan.


Coming soon.


Fill out this survey to let us know which courses you want us to run in summer 2016.

Summer 2016 Training dates at Rowan are June 20 - July 1, 2016.

Courses to be offered at Rowan in 2016 are

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Computer Science Principles (previously called Computer Science and Software Engineeering)
  • GTT - Design and Modeling (first week)
  • GTT - Automation and Robotics (second week)


Project Lead The Way (PLTW) supports K-12 students who are interested in a career in science, engineering and technology. Project Lead the Way partners with higher educational institutions to promote STEM courses in the nation’s high schools, and provides an integrated math, science, and technology curriculum in K-8 schools.

As a State of New Jersey Affiliate to Project Lead the Way, Rowan University will:

  • Conduct three phases of technical assistance for those participating in PLTW, most of which is related to curriculum and instruction for middle school and high school personnel
  • Implement the PLTW certification process for participating schools
  • Conduct a variety of promotional and awareness programs for school counselors. 

Project Lead the Way offers resources to K-12 teachers that strengthens student opportunities in engineering or science throughout the state, and the College of Engineering is pleased to support this program. 

Teachers and administrators interested in becoming a PLTW participant are invited to contact the College of Engineering.

For More Information, please contact:

Douglas Cleary, Ph.D, P.E
Phone: 856-256-5325

Cherish Disante, Affiliate Assistant
Phone: 856-256-5308