The Warwick Valley Central School District (WVCSD) has secured more than $4,000 through the Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, which will allow the District to purchase supplies for the new Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Civil Engineering and Architecture course. This new course will serve as a capstone experience for students who have dedicated themselves to excelling in the District’s PLTW continuum of courses, which range from biomedical science and engineering to computer-integrated manufacturing.
The Civil Engineering and Architecture class will allow high school seniors to apply real-world math, science and engineering practices to create residential and commercial design projects using 3D software.
The grant funds will help purchase supplies such as a surveyor tool and a digital camera, safety glasses, needle nose pliers and other tools, plus consumables like glue, balsa wood, etc.
Project Lead The Way is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. The nationally renowned PLTW curriculum focuses on hands-on, real-world learning activities to help students develop in-demand, transferable skills, such as problem-solving, communications and creative thinking.