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PLTW Celebrates Opening of Indianapolis Headquarters

INDIANAPOLIS — Board members, senior leaders, and staffers of America’s premier STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education organization will gather in Indianapolis next week as Project Lead The Way (PLTW) begins its official move from New York to the Hoosier state.

The week-long series of events kicks off with the organization’s quarterly board meeting and will reach its height at a luncheon honoring STEM education and students Tuesday afternoon. Students and teachers from across Indiana have been invited to showcase their work at the IUPUI University Place Conference Center and Hotel-Scholar's Hall beginning at noon, prior to the luncheon featuring remarks by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, State Superintendent of Education Tony Bennett, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, and PLTW President and CEO Vince Bertram.

The move to Indianapolis comes after a major announcement on behalf PLTW, Develop Indy, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in September of this year. Since then, PLTW has been working to secure office space and move its employees to Indianapolis. While many are already working from Indianapolis, PLTW will officially operate out of the Circle City the first week of 2012.

Media are invited to attend the student showcase and luncheon at IUPUI University Place Conference Center and Hotel beginning at noon. Interviews and b-roll will be available.