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Tennessee’s electric co-ops, 4H sponsor STEM camp

KNOXVILLE – More than 150 sixth and seventh graders from across the state learned about energy, science and engineering during the 2024 4-H Electric Camp. The annual event was held on the campus of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville on Tuesday, June 25 through Friday, June 28.

During the event, students rotated through STEM (science, technology engineering and math) earning centers that taught them to program robotics, wire an extension cord, fly a drone and design a model electric grid. Participants also learned about electrical safety and climbed inside an electric vehicle.

Electric camp is a partnership between 4-H, Tennessee’s cooperative and municipal electric utilities, the University of Tennessee, Tennessee State University, TVA and Tennessee Valley Robotics.

“STEM education is vital in preparing the next generation of innovators and problem solvers,” said Todd Blocker, vice president of member services for TECA and co-op representative on the planning committee. “The students who participated in this year’s 4-H Electric Camp demonstrated remarkable curiosity, creativity, and a strong commitment to learning. Their enthusiasm was inspiring and gives us great hope for the future.”

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