Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
Lourdes Academy is committed to providing a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to students in elementary, middle and high school. To accomplish this goal, Lourdes is partnering with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation's leading provider of STEM programs to integrate STEM principles and learning throughout its PreK-12 system.
What is STEM learning?
STEM programs take an interdisciplinary approach to learning, which parallels real world learning and provides students with essential skills for the 21st Century.
Why do we need STEM?
By 2018, the US will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them.
-U.S. Department of Commerce
STEM occupations are expected to grow by 17% from 2008-2018, and STEM workers are expected to earn 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.
-U.S. Department of Commerce Economics & Statistics Administration 2011 Report
In the STEM fields, there are 2.2 jobs for every one unemployed person. In non-STEM fields, there are 3.7 unemployed people for every job.
-Vital Signs Wisconsin (September 2012)
A national survey of more than 4,000 scientists and graduate students in the fields of chemistry and physics showed that 70% became interested in science before high school.
-National Research Council (2009)
Wisconsin's top 20 high growth occupations from 2004-2014 ALL fell into STEM fields (medical, computer technology and engineering).
-Wisconsin STEM Navigators to the Future
Jon Fleming - Director of Educational Services
920 426-3626, ext. 550 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff Partnership Team Members
John Dinegan - President
Maria Biebel - Elementary Lead Teacher (STEM Team Co-Chair)
Karen Boehm - Advancement Director
Marci Escamilla - Middle School Lead Teacher
Amy Geffers - Elementary Principal
Josh Klopf - Information Technology Director
Rob Mullen - Elementary Lead Teacher
Barb Barner - System Parent
David Belter - Mercury Marine
Scott Binder - Muza Metal Products
Marie Dudenas - Oshkosh Corporation
Bill Ratzburg - John Deere
Joe Kaufmann - Alumnus
Todd Kaull - Alliance Laundry Systems
Catey Frost - Fox Valley Technical College
Chad Konop - Magnum Power Products
Christopher Masini - Oshkosh Corporation (STEM Team Co-Chair)
Keith Neuens - Bemis Company Inc.
Jeff Slusarski - Dynamic Drinkware
Matt Stromske - Singlewire Software
Alliance Laundry Systems
Anonymous Donor of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
David & Jacqueline Belter
Bemis Company Foundation
Bill ('82), Sharon, Liam ('16) & Madison Boehme Family
Georgianna Corbett Memorial from Linda Benhardus ('71), Dr. Colleen Corbett ('72), and Mark Corbett ('74)
Fox Valley Hearing Center
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, SC
Patrick ('72) & Linda Foy
Alfred & Elizabeth Ganther
Helaine Rudoy Lasky Fund
Industrial Engraving Corporation
Joe ('75) & Judy Kaufmann
Oshkosh Coil Spring
Oshkosh Marine Supply
Oshkosh Rotary Southwest
Edward & Belle Rudoy Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
Sawyer Creek Orthodontics
Schoen Family Charitable Trust
West Pointe Bank
Winneconne Family Dentistry