Donor Spotlight: Duke Energy

Published: June 1, 2020

Duke Energy’s support of the Indiana 4‑H Program has totaled nearly $200,000 since 2012, providing countless opportunities for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming to reach more youth with programs like the 4‑H Robotics SPARK Program and the 4‑H Maker Kits.

When Maker Kits were a new idea in 2017, Duke Energy provided the kits to numerous counties. Maker Kits provide 4‑H Extension Educators grab-and-go tools to teach youth about engineering and design, coding, and electrical circuits.

Tools included in the kits:

  • Sphero app-controlled robot
  • Ozobot robots and “coding” markers
  • Keva Planks for building catapults, towers and bridges
  • Makey Makeys invention kits
  • Kinetic sand
  • 3D printers and 3D pens
  • Raspberry Pi computer programming system
  • Tablets and laptops

The opportunities created by the Maker Kits will be especially important in the rural and small schools of communities that Duke Energy serves. We thank them for their support!