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Power Grid Engineering Mentors Middle School Students for Future City Competition

LAKE MARY, Fla (November 27, 2018) – Power Grid Engineering (PGE) is proud to mentor middle school students at Lammersville Unified School District (LUSD) and prepare them for a nationwide competition.

Future City, a program of DiscoverE, is one of the nation’s leading engineering education programs and has received national recognition for its role in encouraging students to develop their interest STEM and we’re excited to support this year’s theme, “Powering Our Future.” Students will design a resilient power grid for their future city that can withstand and quickly recover from the impacts of a natural disaster. The regional competitions will take place on February 19, 2019.

 “All children deserved to be challenged. This competition is designed to do just that. Students get to create, design, build a model and present a city 100 years in the future! Every year there is a new engineering challenge that the students need to innovate and incorporate into their future city. This year, we are lucky to have a mentor from PGE to ask questions and guide our research on resilient power grids, “said Kristin Eaquinto, Coordinator of Instruction and Technology Integration at LUSD.

 “It’s important to foster interest in STEM at an early age. All indicators point to a future where careers directly or indirectly require a foundation in STEM. I am fortunate to have had mentors in my life from an early age that helped pique my interest in academia and in STEM particularly. Early exposure to young minds in STEM will benefit them greatly as it will foster creativity, logical deduction, solution-driven focus and abundant possibilities in their career choices. I want to give back to the new generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians that will pave the way for a brighter future, using STEM to solve complex problems related to climate change, food, energy and water shortages, human conflict and diseases,” said Varun Chauhan, Test Engineer Supervisor at Power Grid Engineering.

About Power Grid Engineering

Power Grid Engineering, LLC specializes in substation design, field testing and commissioning and consultation for the power systems industry. Its corporate headquarters are located in Central Florida with regional offices in Birmingham, Alabama, El Dorado, Kansas and Raleigh, North Carolina, each equipped with the most current industry resources available to ensure high-quality customer service. Power Grid Engineering’s services include relay settings, protection and control, substation engineering, generation interconnect, field services, planning and systems studies, program management and power systems training. To learn more about PGE visit http://www.powergridengineering.com

About Future City

The Future City Competition engages more than 40,000 middle school students each year throughout the United States and abroad. Students repeatedly report that the program increases their motivation and excitement about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). In addition, students and teachers report a marked improvement in students’ 21st Century skills. Future City challenges students to tackle authentic, real-world problems and is accessible to every student, from the exceptional child to the gifted and talented. Female students, minority students and low-income students from Title I schools all participate at record levels. To learn more, visit https://futurecity.org/