Student Opportunities

Massachusetts Project Lead The Way (PLTW) students explore pathways into future careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Mass STEM Hub collects & posts opportunities related to PLTW for students.


Events are powerful extensions of the PLTW coursework that maximize the curriculum’s impact for students and link students to industry. Events also allow teachers, parents, industry professionals, and students to celebrate student learning. Over the course of the school year, Mass STEM Hub hosts a wide range of events including:

Online Industry Challenges  Online industry challenges provide an opportunity for students to submit select projects they’re completing in their Project Lead The Way classes to receive authentic feedback from industry experts and the chance to win industry-sponsored prizes.

In-Person Events

College Credit & Scholarships

After completing Project Lead The Way coursework, students are prepared with the knowledge and skills to continue on their STEM education journey. PLTW offers the possibility for students to earn college credit while still in high school. Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and UMass Lowell, Massachusetts’, PLTW affiliates, offer college credit for PLTW students. Learn more here.  To see other college and university partners or to learn more about post-secondary opportunities visit the PLTW website. To view scholarship opportunities available for students interested in pursuing STEM degrees, click here.

STEM Premier

STEM Premier helps connect students to next steps in creating a pathway to future careers in STEM. Students can showcase their work from Project Lead The Way courses by creating a portfolio and highlight their skills, talents, and experiences. Colleges and companies search STEM Premier to help identify students for academic and career opportunities.  Visit STEM Premier.