On Oct 4, MLGW along with TVA hosted a FIRST Robotics Exhibit During their Public Power Week. Here is what they put in their MLGW News Release:
Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Junior Engineer/Professional Engineer program (JEPE) and the Tennessee Valley Authority are hosting a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics exhibit. FIRST participation encourages students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields and inspires them to become leaders and innovators. These students are likely to be one of our nation’s future Public Power professionals.
Each year during the first week of October, MLGW celebrates Public Power, electricity that comes from a community-owned and -operated utility which provides reliable and safe not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price while protecting the environment. There are more than 2,000 public power utilities across the nation powering 48 million people. We invite you to join us to see teams demonstrate their LEGO and robotic creations. MLGW’s brand new “Terminator” bucket truck will also be on exhibit. The bucket truck is wrapped with safety messages in a comic book style format.
Students will comprise teams from seven schools who will showcase their robotic and LEGO creations. Representatives from MLGW, TVA and team sponsors will be in attendance.
The event was covered by WREG:
More pics from the event are available HERE
Thanks to the teams that came out to demo!