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

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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

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
, offering more than four million products from over 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


Project Lead The Way
Jennifer Cahill, 317-669-0871
Contact for Digi-Key Electronics

Kayla Krosschell,
1-800-344-4539 x1098
Marketing Communications Specialist