Project Lead The Way and Digi-Key Team Up to Support STEM Programs for K-12 Students

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - August 16, 2016

Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, and PLTW (Project Lead the Way), an industry leading provider of STEM programs to K-12 students throughout North America, today announced their partnership to provide electronic components in support of courses through the PLTW network of schools.

PLTW's new ecommerce webstore technology and Digi-Key's broad inventory and logistics capabilities enable PLTW’s school network to be able to quickly and efficiently obtain course kits and replacement components.

"Digi-Key is pleased to partner with PLTW in this important endeavor," said Chris Beeson, EVP of Sales and Supplier Management. "Digi-Key and PLTW share the desire to engage the hearts and minds of students through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Working with PLTW continues our commitment to our academic program at all levels with a focus on developing students for STEM disciplines in their pursuit of higher education."

About Project Lead The Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers across the U.S. Through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in an evolving world, and provides teachers with the support and resources they need to devote more time to inspiring students. PLTW programs can be found in over 8,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit

Media Contact for Project Lead The Way

Jennifer Cahill
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About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components, offering more than four million products from more than 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at