PLTW in North Carolina

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Connect Students to College and Career Opportunities

PLTW students have exclusive access to a variety of recognition opportunities including scholarships, preferred admission at colleges and universities, internships, industry connections, and other avenues to highlight their achievements.

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The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University

With 12 degree-granting departments and more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University offers students a broad and diverse engineering education. The College offers 18 bachelor’s, 21 master’s, and 13 doctoral degree programs that emphasize a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and encourage undergraduates to participate in research alongside graduate students and faculty.

The College has a successful research program with more than $175 million in annual research expenditures. Current high-profile research programs include two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers – the Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) Systems Center and the Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Center. In addition, the College is home to one of the main hubs for the Department of Energy’s Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) and one of only two National Security Administration-funded Science of Security Lablets.

The location of North Carolina State University is part of the secret to the success of our students. Located in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina, NC State University places students at the heart of a national research and innovation hub – the Research Triangle Park. In addition, NC State University is home to the nationally recognized Centennial Campus, where most of the engineering departments are located. Centennial Campus is a model university-industry-government research and education campus that provides many opportunities for students and faculty to work alongside industry and government researchers, providing excellent hands-on experience for our students.

Apply for PLTW Grant Opportunities Today!

The PLTW grant program, made possible through generous philanthropic gifts from partners, helps districts and schools across the country start new PLTW programs and expand their existing programs. To be considered for ongoing grant opportunities, PLTW invites you to submit your application today. PLTW accepts applications on a rolling basis, and once you’ve applied, your district or school will be considered for new opportunities as they become available.

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