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RIT is a Project Lead The Way Partner and Training Partner. 

Project Lead The Way offers the following programs to students in K-12 schools:

  • PLTW Launch (K-5th grade)
  • PLTW Gateway (6th-8th grade)
  • PLTW Computer Science (9th-12th grade)
  • PLTW Engineering (9th-12th grade)
  • PLTW Biomedical Science (9th-12th grade)


To learn more about PLTW, visit

Meet the Team

Deborah A Cooper

Assistant Director, School Relations


Deborah is your contact for information regarding your school including undergraduate and graduate college credit, mini-grant questions, and information specific to your school.

Sarah Pillittere

Associate Director, Operations and Professional Development


Sarah is your contact for information regarding teacher professional development and graduate credit.

George Zion, PhD.

Affiliate Director


RIT PLTW program oversight

George provides full oversight of RIT’s Office of Project Lead The Way as well being a Professor in RIT’s Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology Department.


PLTW Director of School Engagement