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Calling all high school students: Hydropower STEM Career Academy June 19 – 23 at Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee, WA

Bayley Babcock, 15, Wenatchee, left, celebrates with Zachary Vidrine, 16, Moses Lake, after successfully closing a wire circuit that had been frustrating them while they constructed an electric generator Friday. They were taking part in a hydroelectric power academy class at Rocky Reach Dam last week.

Calling all high school students: Spring break is the time to apply for our one-week summer academy. Click here to learn more and apply for the Hydropower and STEM Academy this summer at Chelan PUD’s Rocky Reach Dam in Wenatchee, WA from June 19 through 23.

Students will be exploring the physics of producing hydropower, race solar cars and fly their own drone. These are part of STEM challenges that include meeting and doing hands-on activities with mechanical and electrical engineers, plant mechanics and operators, divers, and linemen.

Click here to see a short video of the 2016 Academy in action. Said Chuck Allen, with Grant County PUD, “Here in central Washington, we are in the heart of the Northwest hydropower industry. There are thousands of exciting and dynamic jobs that can lead to high-paying and rewarding careers for area students to consider. The FWEE STEM Academy provides a wonderful opportunity for students to see what hydro has to offer.”

The Academy is open to students throughout the Northwest with a GPA of 2.5 or better. Students can go to to learn more and complete their application.

Over the course of the week, educational pathways will unfold as students connect career options to four-year college, community college and/or apprenticeship options that best suit their interests.

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