STEM Education Programs
Arkansas’ electric vehicle program was one of the longest-running technology education programs in the electric cooperative nation. The event began in 2003 and the final rally was held in 2017.
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas now sponsor the Arkansas FIRST Robotics Competition and the SeaPerch underwater robotics program and competition to provide STEM-based educational opportunities for students.
“We will work with the programs to try and get teams in all 75 Arkansas counties and host regional competitions within Arkansas to provide students with maximum exposure to science, math and technology,” said Rob Roedel, director of corporate communications for the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas.
Arkansas FIRST ensures that Arkansas students have access to the exciting world of competitive robotics. The highly sophisticated program provides for excellent STEM-based educational opportunities for students. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas proudly support this program and sponsor the annual regional competition.
Learn more at Arkansas FIRST.
The Seaperch underwater robotics program equips teachers and students with the resources to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle. The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas partnering with Arkansas 4-H to sponsor teams across Arkansas and an annual statewide competition.
Learn more at SeaPerch.
The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas will sponsor the Arkansas State Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The Arkansas winner will proceed to The Scripps National Spelling Bee, the nation’s largest and longest-running educational program.
Learn more at Arkansas State Spelling Bee.