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Education

Tucson Electric Power is working to expand educational opportunities in Southern Arizona. Through partnerships with schools, nonprofit groups and other community organizations, TEP is helping teachers deliver compelling lessons, particularly in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. We’re also preparing students for opportunities in the energy industry.

Programs

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SafetyLand

This in-classroom program teaches second graders about electrical safety through a fun, interactive board game.
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Bright Students

This three-part program is aligned with state science standards emphasizing energy awareness and electricity generation.

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Employees serving as Education Ambassadors share their expertise on energy and industry-related topics with students in the classroom.
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Safety Presentations

For two decades, TEP has staged presentations with a “live” electrical board at schools, science fairs and other community events.

Resources

Children’s Museum Tucson

For more than 20 years, TEP and Children’s Museum Tucson have partnered to bring energy education to life through the Electri-city exhibit.

 

STEM Program at UA Tech Parks

Since 2011, TEP has sponsored the University of Arizona Tech Parks program, Racing the Sun.

 

Teacher Workshops

Through a partnership with the Pima County School Superintendent’s STEMAZing program, TEP hosts STEM-based workshops for teachers.

 

Teachers in Industry

Every summer, TEP hires teachers enrolled in the University of Arizona’s Teachers in Industry program and provides them with real-world industry experience that they can take back to their classrooms in the fall.

 

Internships

To help prepare the next generation of leaders, TEP invests in today’s youth by providing internship opportunities to high school and college students.

Get into Energy! Electric Utility Technology Program

Students take two semesters of classes at Pima Community College to better prepare them for TEP craft internships and pre-apprenticeship programs.

TEP's Educational Impact by the numbers

14,000 students reached each year through TEP’s in-classroom energy programs

1.16 gigawatt-hours of potential energy savings through the Bright Students program

$1.147 million in rebates to schools for energy efficiency measures in 2017

$469,000 contributed to education-related organizations in 2017

90% increase in STEM teacher retention rates for teachers participating in the Teachers in Industry program

50 college interns work in a variety of departments throughout TEP