Students engaged in the PBL Projects are charged with solving a real world industry-based problem that has multiple solutions. Students work in teams, have an opportunity to develop and test a prototype (if appropriate in their course of study), present their solutions to their peers, and learn of how the industry partner solved the same authentic problem. This process allows students to connect STEM concepts to the real world, to get a feel for industry and new career fields, and allows them to compare and contrast their solution with that of an actual company.
“What I liked most was presenting our solution. It let me get a feel for what professionals do every day.”
– South River High School, Md.