Hayley Lynch

By

College: Engineering

UK Named Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Affiliate

Published: Jun 2, 2011

A photo of kids in a science lab.
UK has been named the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Affiliate for Kentucky. The university will deliver core training to teachers across the state to implement PLTW biomedical sciences curriculum.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 2, 2011) Project Lead the Way (PLTW) has named the University of Kentucky College of Engineering its Biomedical Sciences Affiliate for the state of Kentucky.

 

PLTW is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricular programs for middle and high schools across the U.S. PLTW strives to develop strong partnerships with schools and industries in order to help a diverse group of students achieve success in engineering and engineering technology programs. The PLTW Biomedical Sciences program (BMS) is an introduction to the various medical fields, especially for those students interested in math, science and the human body. This program will also demonstrate how the skills students learn are used in the biomedical sciences. 

 

PLTW partners with a group of institutions selected as affiliates. These affiliates are colleges and universities, including the University of Kentucky, that have an agreement with PLTW to facilitate the delivery of PLTW programs. These programs allow for professional development, college-level recognition, program quality initiatives and statewide/regional support and communication.

 

"UK has proven to be a very successful Engineering Affiliate University, training over 90 teachers thus far," said Laura Greenaway, associate director of University Initiatives for PLTW. "They’ve continued to grow both their PLTW Engineering Schools as well as PLTW Biomedical Sciences schools, so it only makes sense for them to support the BMS demand and start offering PLTW Core Training for BMS.UK has a very strong tie to their State Department of Education, and with wide support from their network of schools, it cultivates a rich atmosphere for learning and growing the PLTW program in Kentucky."

 

UK continues to expand its certified engineering programs across the state, which number 22 certified schools today. UK also has nationally recognized colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy as well as health care facilities, creating an ideal atmosphere for PLTW Core Training to advance to the Biomedical Sciences School. UK's PLTW Director Dianne Leveridge says students enrolled in the programs gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

“The kids absolutely love the program," Leveridge said. "We see them making the connections between math and science, particularly biology and physics. The PLTW curriculum provides options and opportunities for Kentucky students who may have otherwise overlooked STEM choices. They finish high school excited and ready for postsecondary college and/or careers, while simultaneously building the STEM pipeline for our state.”

 

A total of 107 Kentucky middle and high schools are enrolled in Project Lead the Way, representing 40 of the state's 174 public school districts. PLTW's Pathway to Engineering and Biomedical Sciences programs are taught in 65 Kentucky high schools, while its Gateway to Technology program is taught in 42 Kentucky middle schools.

 

For more information on Project Lead the Way's collaboration with colleges and universities, visit http://www.pltw.org/colleges-universities.

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT:  Hayley Lynch, (859) 257-1754, ext. 228; hayley.lynch@uky.edu

114274092.jpg
November
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
College of Pharmacy Open House
Iron Pour
UK Women's Choir 20th Anniversary Concert
Adventure Hiking & Rappelling @ Red River Gorge
Pickin' Time Mountain Music and Harvest Day
Purposeful Retirement: Planning Your Next Stage of Life
Diwali Dhoom 2014
Sat
2
UK Percussion Ensemble
Day Hike
Curator Tour: Take My Word For It
Sun
3
Industry Career Week: Resumes and Cover Letters
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Morehead State
Mon
4
Industry Career Week: How to Impress Your Boss in 90 Days
Rock Star Professionalism Series
UK Lab Band
Tue
5
Industry Career Week: Networking and Job Search
Social Enterprise and Innovation / Certified Nonprofit Professional Program Informational Meeting
Dana Harper Gallery Reception
Wed
6
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Zona Sur
LNFS Presents: The Grand Budapest Hotel
UK Jazz Ensemble
Abstract Workshop
Lauren Potter
Thu
7
LNFS Presents: V for Vendetta
Last Day to Withdraw or Reduce Course Load
R.C. May Photography Lecture Series: Marvin Heiferman
Men's Soccer vs. Charlotte
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Georgia
Free Friday Evening Swing Dance
Fri
8
Kentucky Football vs. Georgia
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
The Power of Poetry
The Lexington Lowdown and Free Lindy Hop Workshop
Swing Dance Featuring Live music by"The Metrognomes Orchestra"
Sat
9
UK Combos Concert
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Missouri
Sun
10
 
Mon
11
UK Sax Ensembles
Job Club - Interviewing Strategies
Undergraduate Research Information Session
Jose Abisambra Presentation on Current Alzheimer's Research
Women of the World: Judy Smith
Tue
12
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Reservoir Dogs
Refugee Life in America
Leadership Assessment
Wed
13
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Iron Man 3
#TrendingTopics: Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters
Campus Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics KY
LNFS Presents: La Demora
Thu
14
LNFS Presents: Pretty in Pink
LNFS Presents: Mean Girls
Fri
15
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
16
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Florida
Greek Cinematography: Critical Approach and Discussion
"Storied Streets" Documentary Showing about Experiences of Homelessness
Sun
17
UK Rep Bands Concert
Stories of Homelessness: Panel Discussion
Mon
18
A Positive Approach to Caregiving Conference
CatWatch Party
Tue
19
LNFS Presents: The Princess and the Frog
Pinterest Party
Caregiver Support Group
OXFAM Social Issues Banquet
Wed
20
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love You
LNFS Presents: The Big Lebowski
Bollywood Night
Thu
21
Much Ado About Nothing
LNFS Presents: Water For Elephants
4th Annual Markesbery Symposium on Aging & Dementia
Freedom from Fear: On Black Childhood and Other Dangers
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Fri
22
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Sat
23
Much Ado About Nothing
Bouldering @ Stone Fort
UK Symphony Band and UK Concert Band
Sun
24
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Mon
25
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Job Club - What is your money habitude?
Tue
26
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Thanksgiving Shuttle to Blue Grass Airport
Wed
27
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Thu
28
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Fri
29
Thanksgiving - Academic Holidays
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Arkansas
Sat
30
 
Sun
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sat, 11/01/2014

Sun, 11/02/2014

Reset Page