Indianapolis Companies Showcase the ”STEM” Behind Their High-Tech Operations

For Immediate Release

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 30, 2014) – Four Indianapolis companies will open their doors on Nov. 5 to nearly 1,500 national education conference attendees to showcase how cutting-edge science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) play a role in their operations.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), DeveloperTown, HP Company, and Rolls-Royce will participate in the “STEM Behind Business and Industry in Indianapolis” tours, which are part of the 2014 PLTW Summit, taking place in Indianapolis, Nov. 2-5.

The 2014 PLTW Summit is hosted by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs. The PLTW Summit will bring together nearly 1,500 educators and leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors who work together to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

PLTW’s STEM curricular programs stress the importance of hands-on, relevant learning experiences. The “STEM Behind” tours will give conference guests a first-hand, inside look at how the world’s top companies use science, math, engineering, and technology to create cutting-edge solutions, products, and entertainment.

The tours will showcase concussion, health, and safety research at the NCAA; software design and development at DeveloperTown; computer and software application engineering at HP’s North American Commercial Computing Factory; and gas turbine technologies, STEM careers in the aerospace industry, and the innovative history of Rolls-Royce at the Rolls-Royce Allison Heritage Trust Museum.

Tours are not open to the public, but members of the media may attend select tours with a formal RSVP. Contact Jennifer Cahill at (317) 669-0871 or [email protected].

About The PLTW Summit

The 2014 PLTW Summit is a gathering of educators and leaders in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors who work together every day to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. The national event serves as a catalyst for collaboration and strategies that can help solve the education and workforce development challenges facing our nation. The PLTW Summit is hosted in partnership with Chevron. HP Company/Intel Corporation is the official technology sponsor of the PLTW Summit. Other sponsors include Autodesk, National Instruments, Intelitek, Vernier, and Zahourek Systems. For more information or to register for the 2014 PLTW Summit, visit the official PLTW Summit webpage.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the nation’s leading provider of K-12 STEM programs. More than 6,500 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are currently offering PLTW courses to their students. PLTW is headquartered in Indianapolis. For more information, visit www.pltw.org.

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Contact: 
Jennifer Cahill
(317) 669-0871