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PSO Awards Grants to School Robotics Programs

March 24, 2021

Public Service Company of Oklahoma is awarding robotics grants totaling more than $22,000 to schools in its service areas across the state. 

The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics grants program is a nationwide initiative that supports pre-kindergarten through grade 12 student education with an emphasis on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. 

PSO’s parent company, American Electric Power, funds FIRST grants on behalf of its operating companies.  Grants awarded for 2021 range from $500 to $2,250.

“PSO appreciates the critical need for quality, hands-on STEM education,” said PSO’s Tiffini Jackson, vice president, external affairs.  “We are glad to help support robotics teams in the areas we serve and are hopeful the experiences will spark a continued interest in STEM fields as students consider their education and career paths.”

Robotics grant recipients for 2021 include:

  • Adair High School

  • Adair Middle School

  • Broken Arrow High School

  • Caddo Kiowa Technology Center (Ft. Cobb)

  • Chickasha Public Schools

  • Chouteau-Maize High School

  • Jenks High School

  • Kiamichi Technology Center (Idabel)

  • Locust Grove High School

  • Locust Grove Middle School

  • Memorial Jr. High School (Tulsa)

  • Tri-County Tech (Bartlesville)

  • Union High School (Union Public Schools)

  • Wayman Tisdale Fine Arts Academy (Tulsa)


    More information on FIRST robotics programs can be found at: www.firstinspires.org.   Information on how to apply for an AEP robotics grant can be found at: aep.com/aepfirstgrant



    About PSO

    PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (Nasdaq: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 562,000 customer accounts in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity fueled primarily by natural gas, 22-thousand miles of distribution lines and 37-hundred miles of transmission lines.  PSO also is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information is at www.PSOklahoma.com.  Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @PSOklahoma.




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