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CPS Energy inspires future female leaders to find dream jobs in STEM
By Sam Taylor on November 16, 2017
Most teenagers don’t give a second thought about electricity while they’re texting and taking selfies. But the 600 middle school girls who connected with CPS Energy at last week’s 8th Annual CORE4 STEM Expo enjoyed learning how our team members keep power flowing to their homes and their mobile devices fully charged.
During CORE 4’s Latina Day, smiles and gasps from the large groups of middle schoolers hinted that our team members were making an impression. Students oohed and aahed as they watched team members control an electric arc to demonstrate dangers around power lines. They laughed with delight as they handled heavy equipment, climbed into a bucket truck, raced solar cars and took group selfies.
Students like Clarissa Reyes were inspired by our team members who use science, technology, engineering and math to provide our customers with reliable, affordable power. While checking out our interactive exhibits, Clarissa learned how our linemen, power plant employees, the Gas Delivery team, engineers and most team members throughout our company use their STEM skills every day.
Hear what Clarissa had to say and see how our team created an interactive learning experience for these young ladies.
Each year, we join our business community at the annual San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce event to inspire the next generation to find a dream job in STEM fields. Now is a critical time to recruit young women to be the next scientists, technicians, engineers and math experts.