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Luminant’s Lake Hubbard Plant Part of Lesson for Dallas ISD’s STEM Program


The Dallas ISD STEM team recently visited Lake Hubbard to learn more about power generation and energy transformation.

The Dallas ISD STEM team recently visited Lake Hubbard to learn more about power generation and energy transformation.

Hundreds of Luminant employees have technical degrees and backgrounds in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, and now, the company is inspiring the next generation of STEM leaders by boosting Dallas ISD’s energy education curriculum.

“We’re working on a new STEM video to help our sixth-grade teachers gain a better understanding of the energy transformation process. Our teachers need to have a solid understanding of these concepts, so that they can take these lessons back into their classrooms,” says Nestor Restrepo, Dallas ISD professional development supervisor. “After reaching out to Luminant, we learned that the company’s Lake Hubbard plant is right here in our community and we’re excited to share this invaluable learning opportunity with our teachers.”

During an interview, John Hamaker explained basic power generation concepts for sixth-grade teachers to pass along to their students.

During an interview, John Hamaker explained basic power generation concepts for sixth-grade teachers to pass along to their students.

The Dallas ISD STEM team, along with their camera crew, recently received a behind-the scenes look at Lake Hubbard’s operations and interviewed John Hamaker, plant manager, for the STEM video. John provided an overview on the basics of power generation and shared Luminant’s commitment to safely and reliably powering Texas.

“This experience was priceless. We’ll now be able to pass along John’s knowledge and real-life applications to our teachers,” Nestor says. “STEM jobs are going to fuel our economy and country in the future, and our ultimate goal is to see more Dallas ISD students pursue STEM careers.”

EFH CEO John Young, himself an engineer, has also long encouraged students to continue taking challenging math and science classes and was recently the guest speaker at the U.S. Naval Academy’s Remote STEM Day at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas.

John Hamaker explained plant operations and discussed the various job roles at a gas plant during the site tour.

John Hamaker explained plant operations and discussed the various job roles at a gas plant during the site tour.

Educational outreach is a critical component of Luminant’s philosophy, including mentoring students in Dallas ISD’s robotics program, participating in school science fairs to encourage creativity and critical thinking, inviting students to conduct real-world research alongside our professionals, among other activities.

STEM 101:

  • In the coming years, STEM occupations are expected to grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations, but only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Education.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that more than 8 million new STEM jobs will be created in the U.S. by 2018.
  • Texas ranks second among the states in projected need for STEM workers, expecting to fill more than 750,000 STEM jobs by 2018.
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