College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Camille Sloan Schroeder, Iowa State Engineering community outreach manager, will represent ISU College of Engineering at national conference

Camille Sloan Schroeder from Iowa State University Engineering Community Outreach has been chosen to present multiple sessions at the national Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit 2016 – in Indianapolis next month.

PLTW, a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S., serves more than 8,000 schools and 1 million students. Iowa State University College of Engineering serves as an affiliate university and offers support and professional development for the K-12 STEM programs.

PLTW Summit 2016 will gather more than 1,500 attendees – including educators, students, and leaders from the business and government sectors – March 20-23, 2016. In over 150 presentations, presenters will share strategies and best practices on empowering and engaging students to develop the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in their careers and lives. Attendees will learn innovative approaches for making classroom learning relevant, engaging, and hands-on, as well as connecting industry and community partners to learning.

“Professional development is a cornerstone of the transformational learning experience PLTW provides to students and teachers across the United States,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Dorothy Gorman. “We set the bar high for PLTW Summit presentations to provide unique learning opportunities for our guests. When we reviewed the hundreds of proposals, we were blown away by the innovative ideas and array of experiences they represented. PLTW Summit guests will enjoy the chance to network, collaborate, get inspired by, and learn from these outstanding workshops.”

Schroeder will present three sessions at the conference including best practices for PLTW school administrators, enhancing school brand through PLTW efforts and strategies for professional school counselors in promoting STEM education.

PLTW Summit 2016 also includes an impressive list of keynote speakers –

  • Daymond John, entrepreneur and television personality on the ABC show Shark Tank;
  • Marion Blakey, president and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America and former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration;
  • John Urschel, mathematician and Baltimore Ravens defensive lineman; and,
  • Jason Silva, futurist and host of National Geographic’s Brain Games.

For more information or to register to attend, visit

PLTW Media Contact:

Jennifer Cahill
Senior Director of Media and Public Relations

(317) 669-0871