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FPL powers up STEM passion with an electrifying gift to Miami students

FPL sparks STEM dreams with the Electrathon America Initiative, lighting the path for Miami's future innovators

Florida Power and Light (FPL) is sparking enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by generously donating electric vehicle (EV) kits to students in the Electrathon America program. This initiative by FPL is a dynamic step towards empowering local high school students to dive into the exciting world of STEM through hands-on experiences in designing, building, and racing electric vehicles.

STEM: Driving innovation, one EV kit at a time!

In a boost to STEM education, FPL recently distributed EV kits and provided training to eager students in Miami-Dade as part of its commitment to supporting the Electrathon America initiative. This groundbreaking program not only equips students with tangible skills but also serves as a platform for cultivating a passion for STEM principles.

Robert Mantilla, a representative from FPL, shared his sentiments about the initiative, emphasizing the significance of giving back to the community. As an alumnus of Coral Park, Mantilla attributes his engineering success to the confidence instilled in him during his school years. Now working for FPL, he is thrilled to contribute to the next generation of engineers.

EV kits from FPL

Jake Daniel's journey: Gratitude and excitement for future possibilities

Among the excited recipients of the EV kits is Jake Daniel, a senior at Miami Coral Park. Expressing gratitude for the opportunity, Daniel sees this as a significant moment in his educational journey. He enthusiastically anticipates the hands-on experience the kits will provide, eager to delve into the world of EV design and engineering.

The electrifying initiative aligns with FPL's commitment to fostering educational opportunities and empowering students to dream big in the field of STEM. The impact of such programs extends far beyond the classroom, laying the foundation for future innovators and problem solvers.

To learn more about the Electrathon program and how FPL is energizing STEM education, visit

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