JEA and the Science that Makes the City Run
June 24 - July 26, 2019
A New Summer Offering
JEA and Renaissance Jax have partnered together to deliver a free and unique opportunity for students at select Duval County Public High Schools. Related to Renaissance Jax's FIRST Tech Challenge Northeast Florida League, this hands-on experience will allow students to gain:
- Presentation, problem-solving, time management, leadership and teamwork skills
- Programming experience and design and build philosophy
- Relationships with current JEA employees and mentors of robotics teams
- Insights into JEA career opportunities
What is FIRST Tech Challenge?
FIRST® Tech Challenge involves teams of up to 15 students (ages 12-18) exploring the possibilities of STEM through designing, building, programming, and operating robots to play a competition challenge in an alliance format. They practice engineering principles while realizing the value of teamwork, innovation, and sharing ideas, and participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.
What does this program entail?
Students will receive tours of key JEA facilities, build and program a FIRST Tech Challenge robot, learn about career opportunities at JEA, and more!
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior attending Andrew Jackson High School of Advanced Technology, Robert E. Lee High School, William M. Raines High School, Paxon School for Advanced Studies, Frank H. Peterson Academies, Englewood High School, or Mandarin High School.
- Letter of Recommendation from Teacher
- Must be able to attend all sessions.
- Be able to lift 15-25 lbs. and stand for long duration hands-on work.
- Transportation to and from Downtown JEA Headquarters and Renaissance Jax Headquarters.
- Participate in a webinar orientation before the start of the program by student and parent/guardian.