South Carolina PLTW would like to keep our PLTW network in the know! If you are looking for competitions for your students to attend that is consistent with the PLTW curriculum, need professional development training this is the place to find the information.


Engineering Competition:

High School to include IED, POE and DE : March 12, 2018

2018 Pathway to Engineering Competition Registration

The 2018 PLTW PTE Competition will be held at the University of South Carolina College of Engineering and Computing on Monday, March 12. Registration will begin at 9:15am and we ask that all participants plan to be here by 9:45am. The competition will begin promptly at 10am and awards will be presented at the Williams-Bryce Stadium at 3pm. Afterward a tour will be given to anyone wishing to participate. Only ONE team per school will be eligible to represent your PLTW high school program in each of the following competitions: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE), or Digital Electronics (DE), for a maximum of three (3) teams per school. Please Indicate which competition your team(s) will be competing in.
    (Please note the competition team should be comprised of no more than three (3) high school students and one adult mentor/teacher per team). One team per school will be eligible to represent your PLTW high school program in each of course, IED, POE and DE.
    This year our awards ceremony will be held at Williams Brice Stadium. We will go to the stadium between 2:30-3:00pm and awards will start at 3pm. After the ceremony, tours of the facility will be available. Please indicate if you and your team(s) would like to join on the tour. 30 minute tour. We will have special guest for our award ceremony this year.

Middle school to include DM and VEX Robotics: March 13, 2018

Design and Modeling Competition Information Sheet

 Automation and Robotics Competition Information Sheet

Automation and Robotics Packet Information

2018 Gateway Engineering Competition

    Due to space limitations, only 2 teams per middle school (1 DM team and 1 AR, or 2 DM teams or 2 AR teams) will be able to register for the 2018 Gateway Competition. The competition will be held on Tuesday, March 13th at the College of Engineering and Computing from 10am-4pm. On-site registration will be from 9:30am-9:50am in the lobby of Swearingen Engineering Building located at 301 Main Street, Columbia on the day of the event.


Theta Tau’s Veeblefetzer Challenge

April 14th at USC.  Register, click here

Packet Information

Engineering Ongoing Training

February 23 at Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College

March 2 at Piedmont Technical College

Spring 2018 Ongoing Training Registration

    9am- Noon
  • Please provide a question or list something you would like covered so you master teacher can setup the day of training properly.



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