Caddo Kiowa Tech Center receives FIRST Robotics Grant

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Caddo Kiowa Tech Center receives FIRST Robotics Grant

Public Service Company of Oklahoma, an operating unit of American Electric Power, has awarded a grant for $1,350 to help support the FIRST Robotics team at Caddo Kiowa Technology Center in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma. The FIRST Robotics Grant is one of 26 awarded across PSO’s statewide service area for 2018.

The AEP FIRST Robotics grants initiative is a companywide program to support grades Pre-K through 12 with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

“PSO is aware of the critical need for strong STEM education and is proud to facilitate funding support for our schools and robotics teams,” said Mike Hixson, PSO Community Affairs Manager for Fort Cobb. “We are glad to help students as they pursue firsthand experiences in science and technology, and are hopeful they will continue their post-secondary studies in these fields and consider options which require this knowledge.”

The grant recipients awarded through PSO are among 137 FIRST Robotics teams in AEP’s 11-state service territory that received funding this year.

More information on FIRST Robotics programs can be found at Information on how to apply for an AEP FIRST Robotics Grant can be found at

PSO, A unit of American Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 545,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information about PSO can be found at

For over half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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CKTC receives FIRST Robotics Grant
Accepting a $1,350 FIRST Robotics grant from AEP Representative Michael Hixson are Instructors Marcia Harmon and Rhett Morgan.

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