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Entergy Empowers Future Innovators at the Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Entergy Empowers Future Innovators at the Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition

Published 05-16-24

Submitted by Entergy Corporation

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Recently, Entergy was the presenting sponsor for the Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition held at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, Louisiana. This week-long event is not just a competition, it serves as an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM, that plays a crucial role in shaping the future of our youth.

The competition brought together hundreds of high school students from across the region, country and even globally. Under strict rules, limited time and resources, students were challenged to design a team "brand," enhance their teamwork skills, and construct and program industrial-scale robots to engage in a challenging field game alongside like-minded peers. According to FIRST Robotics, “It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get.”

Before the competition kicked off, Cory Ramsel, Entergy’s vice president of marketing sales and customer insights, welcomed the crowd and announced a $50,000 contribution from Entergy to support the Bayou Regional's mission of empowering students in the field of STEM.

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“For well over a decade, Entergy has been a proud sponsor of the Bayou Regional FIRST Robotics Competition,” said Ramsel. “Over the years, we have contributed over $4 million towards supporting robotics and engineering programs in our operational areas. This vital funding has fueled robotics teams and competitions, nurturing innovation and excellence in our region.”

With the support of Entergy’s contributions, teams from Louisiana and Mississippi advanced to the 2024 world champion competition in Houston.

Entergy's dedication to this competition stems from its belief in empowering and inspiring students to explore careers in STEM fields. By providing financial support and mentorship, Entergy plays a pivotal role in shaping the future workforce of IT specialists, engineers, engineering assistants and various technicians.

This commitment reflects Entergy's ongoing mission to cultivate a talent pool that will drive innovation and success in the realm of STEM now and in the years to come, learn more here.

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Entergy is a Fortune 500 company that powers life for 3 million customers through our operating companies in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. We’re investing in the reliability and resilience of the energy system while helping our region transition to cleaner, more efficient energy solutions. With roots in our communities for more than 100 years, Entergy is a nationally recognized leader in sustainability and corporate citizenship. Since 2018, we have delivered more than $100 million in economic benefits each year to local communities through philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy is headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, and has approximately 12,000 employees. Learn more at and follow @Entergy on social media. #WePowerLife

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For more than 100 years, Entergy has powered life in our communities through strategic philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy. Entergy’s corporate social responsibility initiatives help create and sustain thriving communities, position the company for sustainable growth and are aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Our top CSR priorities are education/workforce development, poverty solutions/social services and environmental programs. Entergy annually contributes $16-$18 million in shareholder-funded grants to approximately 2,000 nonprofit organizations in the communities where we operate. In addition, our employees volunteer more than 100,000 hours in those communities' values at more than $3 million.

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