Environmental Champions: Wildlife Leadership Academy
Funding from the PPL Foundation helps this organization teach youth to become future conservation ambassadors.
Preparing today’s students for the careers of tomorrow
With students thinking about career options as early as elementary school, PPL places a high priority on engaging educators and helping them explore careers in energy.
Today’s STEM students could be tomorrow’s utility leaders
Nov. 8 is National STEM Day, but at PPL we’re working year-round to support educators who are helping their students advance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Students showcase stem skills at school-wide fair
Every teacher probably dreams of having an extra eye to keep watch over her students. So it’s no surprise that among the 50 science and technology projects students created for Pocono Mountain East High School’s first STEM Fair, the 3D animatronic working eye was Heather Aulisio’s favorite.
Roller coaster challenge thrills eighth-graders
Lori Cirucci teacher and science content leader at Broughal Middle School uses PPL Empowering Educator grant to launch Roller Coaster curriculum to give students a hands-on lesson on kinetic energy and the forces of motion. Lori Cirucci, a teacher and science content leader at Broughal Middle School, designed the Roller Coaster curriculum to give students a hands-on lesson on kinetic energy and the forces of motion.
Students learn happily ever after with fairy-tale stem lessons
The Three Little Pigs, the Three Billy Goats Gruff and Rapunzel aren’t just familiar figures from fairy tales. They’re helping first-graders learn about science and math, too. Lynette Miller, a teacher at Fermanagh-Mifflintown Elementary School in Juniata County, is using fairy tale-themed kits that teach basic science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts.
Mobile STEM lab brings future in focus for girls
A bright future in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) is closer than ever for girls in central Pennsylvania, thanks to a new mobile stem lab from the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA).
High school robotics students are engineering the future
Students in Easton High School’s (EHS) Technology Student Association (TSA) built Bella, a fully functioning robot that picks up rings, balls and other items at the beck and call of a student programmer. The students competed with Bella at the 2017 Pennsylvania state TSA competition in April and earned a top-10 finish in the robotics division.
Motorsports Engineering Club puts middle school students in the driver’s seat to success
Like most middle school students, the kids in the Motorsports Engineering Club at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS) like playing soccer, hanging with friends and, you know, building cars.