Thank you for participating in Student Industry Connects for STEM Week 2021! Your students will have the opportunity to experience hands-on project-based learning through a sample Project Lead The Way (PLTW) project on Plastics Waste.

As part of this 10-hour experience, students will follow the engineering design process to design and build a device to collect microplastics, including microfibers, from a body of water. Students will work in teams and build transportable skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and communication as they work together to solve the problems.

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Want to learn more about PLTW?

Contact Suzie Snow ( or Lily Ornelas ( for more information.


Visit the Student Industry Connects for STEM Week website for more information.

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