Project Lead The Way - Past Events

Project Lead the Way - Past Events

The UNL College of Engineering is working with Nebraska schools in the national Project Lead the Way initiative.
PLTW's curriculum includes hands-on and project-based engineering courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. The curriculum is founded in the fundamental problem-solving and critical-thinking skills taught in traditional career and technical education (CTE), while integrating national academic and technical learning standards and STEM principles.


Nebraska PLTW State Conference
Monday, February 27, 2017  / 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Nebraska Innovation Campus
2021 Transformation Dr., Lincoln, NE 68508

  • Conference Schedule
  • 16 or more breakout sessions on general PLTW information, teacher development, partnerships and industry connections, and more
  • Tours of Nebraska Innovation Campus 

Featured speakers:

Dave Dimmet David Dimmett
Senior VP and Chief Engagement Officer, PLTW

David leads PLTW’s network of regional vice presidents, directors of school engagement, and the PLTW Solution Center to provide exceptional support and service to PLTW schools and educators across the United States. He passionately supports program quality and growth, as well as coordinates key partnerships and education initiatives to meet the needs of students, educators, schools, and communities.

Carmen Zafft Dr. Carmen Zafft
Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"What is the Complete Engineer?"

Carmen Zafft is an Assistant Professor of Practice for the College of Engineering. She teaches courses in engineering leadership that meet the demands of the engineering industry for engineering majors. Her research interests include leadership development, scholarship of teaching and learning, engineering education, and leadership and racial identity. Dr. Zafft will be speaking on “What is the Complete Engineer?”

Who will attend:
  • Teachers/ Educators
  • Counselors
  • Administrators
  • Industry representatives
  • School district representatives looking for strategies to enhance their current STEM curriculum
  • Government officials concerned with K-12 STEM education
  • University professors and staff
  • Students

K-12 STEM Opportunities Conference
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nebraska Career Education Logo
PLTW Nebraska State Conference
June 7, 2016
Younes Conference Center
Kearney, NE
9:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Conference Web site

The annual Nebraska PLTW state conference will be held on June 7 as a pre-conference to the Nebraska Career Education Conference in Kearney. The conference will highlight PLTW programs, best practices, and other STEM opportunities.

- Registrations can be made for the entire NCE Conference (June 6-9) or for the PLTW State Conference only (June 7). To register for any of the conference options, please visit the NCE Conference registration websitewhere you will click on Create Account and fill out a brief form to access the registration system. Once complete, you will immediately have the ability to register for the various NCE Conference options.

- To register only for the PLTW State Conference, please select the box next to the 2016 NCE Conference - Tuesday Preconference, June 7 option ($80.00), scroll down to the Tuesday Preconference Workshops section and select the third option box - 2016 NCE Tue Preconference - Project Lead the Way State Conference (No Charge), and then scroll to the end of the page and click on Save and Continue. You will then be directed to a page that will list the “ordered items”, the costs associated and a place to pay for the registration fee with a credit card or PO/Ref. #.  You must register by May 10 or a late fee of $35 will be assessed.

- A PLTW Biomedical Science (BMS) program informational session will be offered during the Nebraska Career Education Conference (NCE), Younes Conference Center, Kearney, NE on Thursday, June 9th from 10:30AM-11:15AM. You will need to register for the NCE Conference on Wednesday and Thursday as instructed on their registration page to attend the session.

Omaha Public Schools/Nebraska Engineering
Project Lead The Way Expo
Saturday, January 11, 2014 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
The Peter Kiewit Institute
1110 S. 67th Street, Omaha

Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and Nebraska Engineering are hosting the first annual Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Expo.

At the Expo, teachers, parents, and students from OPS and the College of Engineering will provide hands-on learning opportunities, panel discussions, as well as demonstrate past award-winning projects in this first four-hour event. Light refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. The PLTW Student Expo will be held throughout the day (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) in the PKI atrium.
  • Hands-on Projects and Display / School and Transfer Information Tables
Session I: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (PKI, room TBD)
  • Omaha Public Schools Welcome
  • College of Engineering Welcome
  • Student, Parent, and Teacher Panel
  • College of Engineering Student Panel

Session II: 1 – 2 p.m. (PKI, room TBD)
  • Omaha Public Schools Welcome
  • College of Engineering Welcome
  • Student, Parent, and Teacher Panel
  • College of Engineering Student Panel