Arkansas Tech STEM Institute


We are very excited about all of the wonderful and innovative things the ATU STEM Institute will be doing this 2017-2018 school year! Watch out for some of the following things plus many more to come later


Project Lead the Way 2018-19 Summer Session

Sessions begin June 4th! Dates are listed below.

For more information on the sessions listed below, please visit the PLTW Core training website here. 

For more information on Arkansas PLTW please contact Sarah Burnett at or (479)880-4323

Meal Plan

Lunch will be provided in the cafeteria with multiple options each day. Morning & afternoon snacks provided. Dinner allowance provided in the form of a prepaid Visa card for the following amounts:

Launch: $30

Gateway 3 Day Training: $30

Gateway 5 Day Training: $45

High School: $150




Travel & Lodging Information


There will be a shuttle offered at the airport in Little Rock on each Sunday before the start of each training session. This shuttle will leave the airport at 2:00 PM CST. The return shuttle to the Little Rock airport will leave at 2 PM CST on Friday afternoons after the end of the training. Please plan flight schedules accordingly. Contact Sarah Burnett at to schedule reservations for the shuttle.

Airports: Clinton National Airport - Little Rock      Fort Smith Regional Airport - Fort Smith


All participants will be staying in hotels. Dorm rooms will NOT be available for core training this year. There are 5 hotels within 1 mile of the campus offering special rates for this year's core trainings. Transportation will NOT be provided from hotel to campus each day. When making reservations use the Promo code: PLTW 

Fairfield Inn & Suites - $89 / Night (479-967-9030)

La Quinta Inn & Suites - $70 / Night (479-967-2299)

Holiday Inn Express & Suites - $89 / Night (479-219-5152)

Hampton Inn - $89 / Night (479-858-7199)

Days Inn - $67 / Night (479-282-2584)


 Training Dates

                      Start Date    End Date     Training                                    Price

                       06/04/18              06/15/18              Computer Science Principles                            $2500

                       06/04/18              06/15/18              Principles of Engineering                                  $2500

                       06/11/18              06/12/18              Launch Classroom Teacher Training                $500

                       06/18/18              06/22/18              Automation & Robotics                                     $1250

                       06/18/18              06/29/18              Computer Science A                                         $2500

                       06/25/18              06/29/18              Medical Detectives                                           $1250

                       06/25/18              06/29/18              Computer Science App Creators                      $1250

                       06/25/18              06/29/18              Computer Science for Innovators & Makers     $1200

                       07/09/18              07/20/18              Introduction to Engineering Design                  $2500

                       07/09/18              07/20/18              Civil Engineering & Architecture                      $2500

                       07/16/18              07/17/18              Launch Classroom Teacher Training              $500     

                       07/16/18              07/20/18              Design & Modeling                                          $1250

                       07/16/18              07/20/18              Automation & Robotics                                   $1250

                       07/23/18              08/03/18              Digital Electronics                                           $2500

                       07/23/18              08/03/18              Human Body Systems                                    $2500

                       07/23/18              08/03/18              Computer Science Essentials                        $2400

                       07/30/18              08/01/18              Science of Technology                                   $750

Cancellation Policy

15-30 days prior to the start date of Core Training: 75% of fully paid registrations will be refunded. Unpaid registrations will be charged  25% of the registration fee.

7-14 days prior to start date of Core Training:  50% of fully paid registrations will be refunded. Unpaid registrations will be charged  50% of the registration fee.

Less than 7 Days: NO cancellations or refunds. Schools will be charged the FULL registration fee.

NO SHOWS: NO cancellations or refunds. Schools will be charged the FULL registration fee.

Disclaimer: Arkansas PLTW reseserves the right to cancel a session 30 days PRIOR  to the start of the session due to LOW ENROLLMENT. Full refunds for registration will be rewarded. Book travel accordingly. 



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