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Georgia Power contributes to STEM education

World Coal,

This week Georgia Power is recognising current and future engineers as part of the annual Engineers Week celebration.

As part of a week of special events in Georgia, company representations are visiting schools across the state to connect students to real-world engineering projects and activities which illustrate future career opportunities in engineering. Company-sponsored educational events in metro Atlanta include B.E.S.T. Academy; Cross Keys High School; Meadow Creek High School; Stephenson High School; and Therrell High School. At these special events, students will learn about photovoltaics and also have the opportunity to build their own solar power project. In the Augusta area, local students will participate in engineering activities and discussions at Richmond County Technical Magnet School and at A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School.

Georgia Power’s commitment to education spans its more than 100-year history and is emphasised country-wide. Ongoing efforts include the company’s Learning Power program, which features Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) lessons, highlighting energy basics such as simple circuits and energy efficiency, as well as activities to help students understand how energy is made and distributed from generation facilities to their homes. Since 2011, Learning Power has reached more than 250 000 elementary, middle and high school students.

In addition to the Learning Power program and support of events such as Engineers Week, Georgia Power works to cultivate and empower leaders of tomorrow through partnerships with groups such as Junior Achievement; offering new teacher assistant grants; opening generation facilities to students.

Adapted from a press release by Emma McAleavey.

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