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High school robotics students are engineering the future

June 7, 2017

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.

Star Wars has R2-D2. The Jetsons have Rosie. The Easton Area High School has Bella. 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… Read more »

Motorsports Engineering Club puts middle school students in the driver’s seat to success

May 26, 2017

kids in the Motorsports Engineering Club at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS)

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. Tech Ed teacher Stephen Toth leads the club, made up of sixth, seventh and eighth grade students, which operates just as a true life race team… Read more »

PPL recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers

May 9, 2017

PPL recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers

For the second year in a row, PPL has been recognized by Forbes magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Of the 500 large employers making the magazine’s annual list, PPL ranked number 172. The ranking was based on how likely employees were to recommend their company as a place of employment. The… Read more »

Diversity – so much more than just a word

April 25, 2017

Bill Spence at BRG Conference

PPL redefines diversity during Celebrate Diversity Month Diversity is a word often talked about with respect to our communities and workplaces — but what does it mean? Diversity has been defined as the state of being different or unlike. At PPL, we have a broader perspective: We define diversity as the state of understanding and… Read more »

PPL employee is honored for her commitment to helping others

April 17, 2017

Corporate Relations Specialist Janice Osborne receives the Campaign Volunteer Award from United Way President Dave Lewis (left) and United Way Vice President Chip Hurd (right).

PPL is committed to improving the quality of life of those who live in the communities it serves. That goes beyond just providing safe, reliable power. It means supporting programs and taking action to empower local residents and give them opportunities to thrive. This is not just part of a corporate philosophy. It’s something our… Read more »

Girl Scouts ‘Take the Lead’ with help from PPL

February 7, 2017

PPL Electric Utilities Support Engineer Nicole Lacouve leads Girl Scouts in a role-playing activity.

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania take on a unique and challenging task each year, and PPL is pleased to support them with friendly training and preparation. More than 50 Girl Scouts from the Lehigh Valley, ages 5 to 17, turned to volunteers from to develop skills in a variety of disciplines on Saturday, Feb…. Read more »

PPL employees inspire diversity, inclusion in #IHaveADream video campaign

January 18, 2017

Still image from the #IHaveADream Video Campaign

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day may have passed, but our employees are keeping his legacy of promoting equality, acceptance and inclusion going. The #IHaveADream campaign strives to capture King’s vision for an America where all people would be able to live freely and be treated justly as famously captured in his iconic “I have a… Read more »

PPL employees ‘do what is right’ in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2017

PPL volunteer Victoria Diaz poses with Fountain Hill Elementary School student and Moravian College student volunteer. Students at the school read a diversity-theme book and completed an activity related to the theme.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” That quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exemplifies the spirit of 23 PPL volunteers who visited Bethlehem, Pa.’s Fountain Hill Elementary School on Friday, Jan. 13 to honor the memory of King. PPL, along with Moravian College and Liberty High School students, read diversity-themed… Read more »

PPL helps the homeless

December 21, 2016

PPL’s Janice Osborne delivers food to Marie Clark and René Russell of the Allentown Rescue Mission.

Assisting those less fortunate is part of our corporate culture. The first day of winter is a fitting time to feel grateful for the homes that keep us warm, safe and secure. It’s also an opportunity to remember those who are not as fortunate. Dec. 21 is National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day, an occasion to… Read more »

WPD craftsman prepares for major English Football League match

December 13, 2016

WPD craftsman Kane Kahaki plays in an English Football League.

A WPD craftsman is preparing for the biggest football match of his life. He plays for minnows Westfields Football Club in their The Football Association Challenge Cup first-round tie against Curzon Athletic this weekend. Kane Kahaki, 28, has worked for Western Power Distribution (WPD) for the last three years and also plays Center Back for… Read more »