Florida Power & Light Company is committed to enriching Florida students’ experiences in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.
“At FPL, we’re working together with the communities we serve to help make Florida an even better place to work and raise a family,” said Juliet Roulhac, FPL regional manager of external affairs, Broward County. “One of the ways we do this is by investing in STEM education. These programs prepare today’s students for exciting and well-paid jobs in the future, creating the employees that FPL will be looking for in the future. In addition, they also help break down barriers and provide more opportunities to traditionally underserved populations.”
Among its education initiatives, FPL sponsors a traveling science show that visits nearly 100,000 students a year across the state. This program, known as “Captain Wattage,” visited 15 Broward County schools through October. The company has also sponsored 70 robotics teams across its service area over the past three years, as well as several robotics competitions. Each year, FPL awards a college scholarship to a high school student within its service area who has participated in robotics. Tech Tigers 1251, Atlantic Technical College and Technical High School; Sigma C@ts 108, Dillard High School; BOTcats, West Broward High School; Spatrons, Hollywood Hills High School; Shark Attack 744, Westminster Academy; Breaking Bot, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and M3 Mighty Mechanical Mustangs, McArthur High School are some of the robotics teams that FPL supports.
To learn more about Captain Wattage, robotics and FPL’s other education initiatives, visit www.FPL.com/education.