Continuing Education
Georgia Southern University

Project Lead the Way – Summer 2017

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Overview

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a national non-profit organization promoting STEM education in K-12 classrooms (www.pltw.org) through teacher training and course module development. Currently, about 8,500 schools across the nation and representing all fifty states have adopted their programs which introduce students to concepts of engineering and other STEM fields. PLTW also has partnerships with higher education institutions in each state. These affiliate schools provide training for the teachers who implement the course materials and modules in their elementary and secondary schools. Georgia Southern is their only affiliate university from the State of Georgia.

During their 2016 PLTW Summit Meeting held in Indianapolis, IN, March 20 -23, PLTW has recognized and awarded Georgia Southern for its ten years of successful partnership and support for PLTW.
In an award ceremony, the current director of Georgia Southern’s PLTW program, Dr. Aniruddha Mitra, received the award trophy from the President and CEO of PLTW, Dr. Vince Bertram.

image01 Pictured (left to right) are, Mr. David Dimmett, Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer PLTW, Dr. Aniruddha Mitra, Affiliate Director at Georgia Southern, Dr. Glade Montogomery, PLTW Vice President, East Region and Dr. Vince Bertram, President and Chief Executive Officer of PLTW.

 

Program Dates and Fees

Tuition (Registration) Fees:

  • 2 day program – $500
  • 3 day program – $750
  • 1 week program – $1200
  • 2 week program – $2400

All fees are due before class starts. Non-payment of registration fees could result in the cancellation of your course registration (unless a purchase order has been submitted).

(Click here to register)


 

 

June 5-7, 2017 – Launch Lead Teacher Training

Registration Fee: $750 each session – 24 students max – 3 day session

Location: Atlanta GA

 

June 5-9, 2017 – Design and Modeling

Registration Fee: $1200 each session – 8 students max – 1 week session

Location: Atlanta GA

 

June 5-16, 2017 – Principles of Biomedical Science

Registration Fee: $2400 each session – 8 students max – 2 weeks session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

June 19-23, 2017 – Medical Detectives

Registration Fee: $1200 each session – 8 students max – 1 week session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

June 19-23, 2017 – Automation and Robotics

Registration Fee: $1200 each session – 8 students max – 1 week session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

June 19-23, 2017 – Computer Science for Innovators and Makers

Registration Fee: $0 each session – 24 students max – 2 week session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

June 19-30, 2017 – Human Body Systems

Registration Fee: $2400 each session – 8 students max – 2 weeks session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 

June 19-30, 2017 – Principles of  Engineering 

Registration Fee: $2400 each session – 24 students max – 2 weeks session

Location: Engineering Building, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA

 


 

CANCELLATION POLICY AND FEES:
For full refund, cancellation must be done at least five working days in advance before the class starts. Otherwise, there will be a cancellation fee as outline below.
Cancellation Fees:
2 or 3-day programs – $150 cancellation fee
1-week programs – $250 cancellation fee
2-week programs – $500 cancellation fee

If you need an invoice, please contact our Registration Office at 912-478-5551.

PLTW Programs in Statesboro

DIRECTIONS TO ENGINEERING BUILDING:

The Mechanical Engineering Department is located at the Engineering Building (Building 232) on the Interactive


GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS DINING:

Dining Commons features all-you care to eat selections from a variety of food stations that include a grill station, fresh salad bar, soup and sandwiches, pizza and pasta, home-style cuisine, Asian themed grill station, allergen friendly and gluten free station, specialty coffee drinks, real fruit smoothies and a full bakery with cookies, cakes, ice cream bar and frozen yogurt.  

Optional Dining Plan: $131.25 per week and includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on class dates.


GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY CAMPUS ACCOMMODATIONS:

Participants choosing to stay on campus will be housed in Centennial Place, all rooms are air-conditioned and furnished, linens are provided and each hall has community rooms and lounges with vending machines and laundry area.  

Optional Housing: One week class: $150 or two-week class: $325.  Both fees include linen and parking fee. The two-week class stay includes Saturday and Sunday between class sessions.  Check-in will be on the Sunday afternoon before class start on Monday.

Linens provided: Two flat sheets, pillow, pillowcase, blanket, towel, and washcloth


 

DIRECTIONS TO CENTENNIAL PLACE:

FROM SAVANNAH

Take I-16 West to State Highway 67 (Exit 127). Turn right and go north towards Statesboro. At the 5th traffic light, turn left onto Chandler Road.  CENTENNIAL PLACE: Proceed west on Chandler Road. Turn right at the second traffic light. The parking lot will be on your right as you enter.

FROM ATLANTA AND MACON

Take I-75 South to Macon, and then take 1-16 East to U.S. Highway 301 (Exit 116). Turn left and head north on Highway 301 to Statesboro. At the 3rd traffic light, turn right onto Veterans Memorial Bypass. Go the next traffic light and turn left onto Lanier Drive. Go past Paulson Stadium and turn left at the traffic light onto Chandler Road.  CENTENNIAL PLACE: Proceed down Chandler Road. Turn left at the second traffic light. The parking lot will be on your right as you enter.

FROM AUGUSTA AND SWAINSBORO

Take Highway 80 East to Highway 25, which joins near Statesboro. At the 1st traffic light on Hwy 80/25, turn right onto South Bypass 25 (also known at Veteran’s Memorial Bypass). At the 4th traffic light on the bypass, turn left onto Lanier Drive. Go past Paulson Stadium and turn left at the next traffic light onto Chandler Road.  CENTENNIAL PLACE: Proceed down Chandler Road. Turn left at the second traffic light. The parking lot will be on your right as you enter.

FROM SYLVANIA

Take Highway 301 South and turn onto South Bypass 301 (also known as Veterans Memorial Bypass). Go to the 5th traffic light and turn right onto Lanier Drive. Go past Paulson Stadium and turn left at the next traffic light onto Chandler Road.  CENTENNIAL PLACE: Proceed down Chandler Road. Turn left at the second traffic light. The parking lot will be on your right as you enter.


 

AIRPORT:
SAVANNAH HILTON HEAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – http://savannahairport.com/
Available Airlines: Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Suncountry Airlines, United
http://savannahairport.com/routes-and-airlines/airlines
The airport has a visitor center that provides brochures, directions, and area maps.
http://savannahairport.com/at-the-airport/visitor-information-center

TRANSPORTATION TO STATESBORO:
There are options for rental cars, taxis, limos and sedans – contact information is available at http://savannahairport.com/transportation
For those who are flying in and out of Savannah Hilton Head International Airport, Georgia Southern’s PLTW program may be able to provide you with a ride to and from the Georgia Southern University campus depending on the flight time and date. Contact Dr. Mitra for details.
Possible weekend trip to Savannah: Based on the interest of those attending the two week program in Statesboro, we might arrange for transportation to Savannah, on the middle weekend of your program so that you can visit this historic city. Expenses in Savannah will be the responsibility of each individual participant. Please indicate your interest during the registration process at Georgia Southern University.

STATESBORO HOTEL

For those not staying at Centennial Place, we have added a small room block at the Holiday Inn offering a group rate of $89 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 912-489-4545 and requesting the Project Lead the Way Block Code: PLTW. Reservations for the June 5th – 16th session must be made by Friday June 2nd . Reservations for June 19th – June 30th sessions must be made by June 12th, 2017.

 

 


PLTW Programs in Atlanta

AIRPORT:
HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – http://www.atlanta-airport.com/
Domestic Carriers: Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airlines.
International carriers: Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa German Airlines, Virgin Atlantic

 

TRANSPORTATION AROUND ATLANTA: The hotel provides a shuttled to and from the airport to the hotel and will provide transportation to the training site every morning and evening. There are other options for airport shuttles, buses, train, rental cars, limos & taxis – information available at http://www.atlanta-airport.com/Passenger/GroundTransportation/

 


ATLANTA MEETING LOCATION:

APS ISC Facility Instructional Services Center, 422 Peeples St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

HOTEL:
Hampton Inn and Suites, Atlanta Airport North I-85, 3450 Bobby Brown, Atlanta, GA 30344, 404-767-9300
http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/hampton-inn-and-suites-atlanta-airport-north-i85-ATLNBHX/index.html#

Room: $99 per night plus 15% tax and $5.00 State Hotel-Motel Fee. The rate includes free hot breakfast, high speed internet in each room, and gym/fitness center. Payment by credit card or cash is due at check-in.
Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 404-767-9300 and reserving rooms under the Georgia Southern University rate plan to receive the group rate.

Rooms reserved under the room block must be guaranteed with a valid credit card. Cancellations for individual rooms may be made until 6:00 PM on the day of arrival. If rooms are not cancelled within the cancellation period, the guest will be charged one (1) night’s room and tax.

Reservations must be made by June 1, 2017 to receive the discounted rate. Reservations made after this date are subject to availability and current rates.
The hotel is located approximately 1 mile from the airport.

Contact

For program questions, contact Dr. Aniruddha Mitra, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Office: 912-478-5129, Cell: 912-682-4175 (Text Only Please), mitra@georgiasouthern.edu

For registration questions, contact Judy Hendrix, Continuing Education, Office: 912-478-5993, jhendrix@georgiasouthern.edu

 

Last updated: 7/19/2017

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