ArcelorMittal Awarding STEM Grants to Local Schools

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ArcelorMittal USA (an AISC member) is offering grants to local schools to further science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The steelmaker is pledging $275,000 to schools in areas near many of its U.S. facilities to teach the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum. The hope is to interest local K-12 students in future careers in engineering.

“Over the last three years, ArcelorMittal has invested over $1 million to support the implementation of the groundbreaking PLTW curriculum into local schools,” said John Brett, CEO, ArcelorMittal USA. “We are committed to ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders have access to quality STEM programming from an early age. That is why we are proud to expand our grantmaking to include the PLTW Launch program this year, providing access to STEM curriculum to students in kindergarten through to 12th grade. This is important not only for the future of our company, but of our communities as well.”

The ArcelorMittal grants are available for PLTW's Launch program in elementary schools, its Gateway program in middle schools and the PLTW Engineering program in high schools. The application deadline is December 15. For more information, visit

In addition to these grants, ArcelorMittal is also funding the development of a PLTW teacher professional development initiative that will be piloted next year. The training will provide instruction to non-STEM teachers on the PLTW design thinking model to enable stronger overall learning experiences for PLTW schools.