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PLTW gets grant from plastics engineers

The Milwaukee Chapter of the Society of Plastics Engineers Education Foundation recently presented $3,596 to the Hamilton School District for its Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at Templeton Middle School. The funds will allow the school to purchase injection molding and vacuum thermoforming machines. The addition of the machines will allow students to learn about different fabrication processes in their PLTW classes.

The Hamilton School District implemented PLTW in 2006 with the introduction of the first class at Templeton. Today, a total of 17 sections of courses are offered to middle and high school students, with more courses to be offered in the future.

Launched in New York in 1996 as a springboard for enhanced technology education, PLTW is a national, not-for-profit educational program that gives middle and high school students the rigorous ground-level education they need to develop strong backgrounds in science, mathematics and engineering.