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2023-2024 School Year

Student Industry Connects

Personalized, professional insights on your students’ PLTW & OSE projects!

How it works

1. Check out the projects that can be submitted for feedback here!

Expert educators have carefully selected the PLTW and OSE projects and problems that yield the most impactful feedback from industry professionals. All current 5th-12th grade PLTW and 6th-8th grade OSE teams are invited to participate.

2. Upload projects using  the online submission form by February 16, 2024

Access the online submission form here to receive authentic feedback from industry professionals. Submitting a project only takes 5 minutes! High school students can submit their work independently; 5th-8th grade teachers can submit up to 2 projects per class (PLTW) or 1 projects per class (OSE).

3. Receive real-world feedback & connect with industry professionals!

All student teams who submit work will receive personalized, written feedback from an authentic audience. Plus, every high school class that submits at least 5 projects, and all 5th-8th grade classes, will be eligible for connection with a professional to schedule a virtual classroom visit this Spring!

Why submit student work?

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    Students take even more pride in their work when they share it with industry.

    Student-Industry Connects provides an easy way for your students to show off their hard work to an authentic industry audience! These connections help make coursework more motivating, engaging, and meaningful.

  • Industry professionals reinforce what you tell your students every day.

    You teach your students about the big and the little things that matter in delivering a quality applied learning project – from providing context and labeling drawings to commenting on code. See those lessons reinforced with authentic feedback from an industry professional – delivered in a way that helps students see how applying what they learn actually makes a difference in the world.

  • This is your ticket to a classroom visit from an industry professional.

    After students submit OSE and PLTW work, your class will be connected with an engineer, data scientist, biomedical researcher, or product designer for a classroom visit.

Submission Details and Eligible Projects

Plan your submission by checking out the eligible projects and submission checklists.

Projects for Submission

Materials & Resources

Past Student Submission Examples

Why submit student work for real-world feedback?

Students find industry feedback meaningful, motivating, and validating. But don’t take it from us.

Hear directly from students about their experiences receiving real-world feedback from industry professionals.

This is the type of feedback and experience I want for my students but have little bandwidth to coordinate myself. It makes a big difference."

PLTW High School Engineering Teacher

Meet our Industry Volunteers

Professionals from innovative local companies are excited to review student work and visit your classrooms! Meet just a few of them in the short videos linked below.

 

Thank you to our partners for powering Student Industry Connects:

Questions?

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