An estimated 80 students from area elementary, middle and high schools – along with students from the University of Tennessee – demonstrated their skills with robotics Tuesday at TVA’s West Tower in downtown Knoxville.
TVA supports robotics programs in 500 elementary, middle and high schools across the Tennessee Valley and annually sponsors about 50 competitions that reach more than 10,000 students.
In a media statement, TVA said it believes that the future economy of the Tennessee Valley will depend on a workforce skilled in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Robotics programs provide a fun, competitive way of encouraging STEM skills in all children, regardless of gender, race or socioeconomic background.
The showcase was sponsored by TVA General Construction, Projects & Services and Facilities Management.