Lake County robotics students will be able to hone their engineering skills in preparation for an intense season of competition while providing a taste for a potential STEM career thanks to SECO Energy.
The not-for-profit electric cooperative provided $3,500 in funding to the Education Foundation of Lake County to be used toward the Lake County Schools Robotics Scrimmage, scheduled for Saturday, October 2, at Tavares Middle School.
During the event, area elementary and middle school robotics students utilize math, coding and engineering in order to sharpen their programming and robot driving skills. Participating teams may earn points toward a bid to compete at upcoming regional robotics competitions.
SECO Energy Sr. Consultant for Civic, Charitable and Government Relations Kathy Judkins states, “SECO is proud to partner with local school districts to fund projects related to STEM. We know our future workforce may likely be among the robotics program students, and we want to ensure they know the SECO is community focused and that potential employment opportunities await them after high school, technical school or college.”