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FLEC Supports 4-H Electric Camp

July 05, 2024

Mallory Martin of Madisonville and Kinsley Bear of Tellico Plains joined more than 150 sixth and seventh graders from across the state to learn 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.

“Empowering young minds with STEM education opens doors to innovation, fuels curiosity and builds the foundation for a future driven by knowledge and creativity.,” says Fort Loudoun Electric Cooperative's CEO Jarrod Brackett. “FLEC is fortunate to provide opportunities like this to young people from our service area.”