Jan 6, 2015
Tomorrow’s engineers and mathematicians need only a spark to get their imaginations – and their careers – headed in the right direction. PPL Corporation is providing that spark to students in five Pennsylvania school districts with grants to support in-school science, technology, math and engineering projects.
These projects and others will be possible thanks, in part, to PPL Corporation’s Empowering Educators grants. Five schools in eastern and central Pennsylvania were selected as recipients of 2014 Empowering Educators grants from PPL.
This year, PPL awarded $10,000 in Empowering Educators grants. Since the program’s inception in 2003, PPL has awarded more than $153,000 for projects in 81 schools near PPL facilities.
“The success of our future workforce depends on today’s students having experience in and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math,” said Lissette Santana, manager of corporate relations for PPL. “The teachers and school projects PPL supports through the Empowering Educators grants help generate students’ interest in those areas.”
Grant recipients include:
A team of PPL employees, environmental professionals and educators chose the winning projects. PPL sponsors the Empowering Educators grants program as part of an initiative to educate the public about energy resources and the environment.
PPL Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $12 billion, is one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to about 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has announced an agreement to spin off its competitive generation business and combine it with the competitive generation business of Riverstone Holdings LLC to form Talen Energy Corporation. More information is available at www.pplweb.com.