Knowledge is a powerful tool. At Mississippi Power, we are committed to supporting, promoting, and providing opportunities for excellence and learning in the communities we serve, as well as the state.
Because of the technological world in which we live and that our children are growing up in, we look for ways to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in order to better prepare them for careers in high demand and develop a well-educated workforce. According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while others are growing at 9.8%. Degrees in accounting, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information sciences and systems, and computer engineering are also ones needed to work with Mississippi Power.
In its third year to be offered in Mississippi, the iCan! Girls camps expanded across the service area, with camps along the Coast and in Hattiesburg and Meridian. These camps provide girls in grade 9 and 10 with an appreciation for math and science and a look at multiple career opportunities.
Through four workstations led by female Mississippi Power engineers and co-op students, participants learn mechanical, electrical, industrial, civil, chemical and computer engineering concepts from hands-on interactions where they build and race K'NEX cars, design a high heel shoe, create lip balm and bath fizzies, and create and edit their own digitally-animated movie.
Each year, Mississippi Power hosts an Energy Exploration Summer Camp with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. This camp is for rising fifth and sixth graders to introduce them to energy and STEM activities. The campers learn about energy careers along with understanding the concepts of energy and enjoy a plant tour. Instructors join STEM curriculum with fun and the students never know they are learning.
Our employees helped introduce the "world of energy" to hundreds of eighth grade students who attended the Pathways2Possibilities career expo held last fall.Learn More