Project Lead The Way

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) is the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. ERAU has a long history of supporting K-12 STEM programs including on-campus STEM summer camps, conferences for educators, scholarships, and innovative programs such as the Dual Enrollment Program. As the Affiliate University for Arizona, ERAU offers professional development through core training for PLTW Engineering programs and a regional State Conference. In addition, ERAU offers several opportunities for undergraduates who have successfully completed PLTW courses.

The College of Engineering at ERAU's Prescott campus offers a comprehensive set of undergraduate programs in aerospace, computer, electrical, mechanical, and software engineering. These programs are recognized for their rigor, innovation, hands-on approach and balance between theory and practice. As the largest educator of aerospace engineers in the nation, the College of Engineering plays a vital role in providing the current and future workforce for the aerospace industry, and maintaining our nation's preeminence in aviation and aerospace.

Upcoming Event

PLTW State Conference, TBD - 2018

Course Training Schedule:

  • Engineering Design and Development: June 4, 2018 - June 15, 2018
  • Launch Classroom Teacher Training: June 13, 2018 - June 14, 2018

Core Training Lodging:

Engineering Design Launch Classroom

SpringHill Suites
200 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, Ariz. 86301

Please let them know you are with Project Lead The Way/Embry-Riddle

Rate: $119 per night plus tax

Rate available: June 3, 2018 - June 16, 2018

Rooms must be booked no later than May 3, 2018 to guarantee rate.

This hotel is located in downtown Prescott and is in walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. Breakfast included.

Quality Inn
1105 E. Sheldon St. Prescott, Ariz. 86301

Please let them know your group code NF5BE4 and that you are with Project Lead The Way/Embry-Riddle

Rate: $84 per night plus tax

Rate available: June 12, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Rooms must be booked no later than May 22, 2018 to guarantee rate.

Breakfast is included. Guest is responsible for all charges.

Reserve your room now

Opportunities for PLTW Students

ERAU offers PLTW students the opportunity to receive undergraduate credit for EGR 101: Introduction to Engineering, To qualify for this credit PLTW students must complete the following:

  • Complete Introduction to Engineering (IED) AND Principles of Engineering (POE) at a PLTW certified school.
  • Complete Aerospace Engineering (AE) OR Engineering Design and Development (EDD) at a PLTW certified school.
  • Earn a “B” or higher in each course AND 7 or higher stanine score on the PLTW end-of-course assessment in IED and POE, and AE or EDD.
  • Submit 1 (one) letter of recommendation from PLTW course instructor.

Contact Us

For more information on PLTW credit for undergraduates and core training opportunities for educators at ERAU, please contact:

Dr. Timothy B. Holt
PLTW Affiliate Director
Dean, College of Aviation
Phone: 928-777-3882

Ms. Leah Richwine
Assistant Director, Business
Phone: 928-777-3723

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