Monday, October 3, 2016

MLGW Hosts FIRST Exhibit During Public Power Week

WHAT:          Memphis Light, Gas and Water's Junior Engineer/Professional Engineer program (JEPE) and the Tennessee Valley Authority are hosting a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics exhibit. FIRST participation encourages students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields and inspires them to become leaders and innovators. These students are likely to be one of our nation’s future Public Power professionals.

Each year during the first week of October, MLGW celebrates Public Power, electricity that comes from a community-owned and -operated utility which provides reliable and safe not-for-profit electricity at a reasonable price while protecting the environment. There are more than 2,000 public power utilities across the nation powering 48 million people. We invite you to join us to see teams demonstrate their LEGO and robotic creations. MLGW’s brand new “Terminator” bucket truck will also be on exhibit. The bucket truck is wrapped with safety messages in a comic book style format.

WHO:             Students will comprise teams from seven schools who will showcase their robotic and LEGO creations. Representatives from MLGW, TVA and team sponsors will be in attendance.   

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 9:30-10:45 a.m.

WHERE:        MLGW Administration Building Lobby and Auditorium
220 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN
NOTE:  (Parking is available at MLGW’s Second Street Lot. Tickets can be validated at Guard’s desk for visitors)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) inspires young people's interest and participation in science and technology through innovative programs. Find out more about FIRST Showcases at

MLGW and TVA support developing a future workforce skilled in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Robotics programs provide a fun, competitive way of encouraging STEM skills in all children regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic background.

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