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Mentoring and motivating tomorrow's leaders with STEM

Tomorrow’s energy jobs demand that we engage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Exelon family of companies is making significant investments in STEM.

 

 

BGE employees guide students through hands-on science education. Students learn how to build a generator, detect a gas leak and use safety equipment.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/BGE Higher Achievement.jpgBGE employees guide students through hands-on science education. Students learn how to build a generator, detect a gas leak and use safety equipment.
At Green Street Academy, supported by Constellation, students built electric vehicles and raced them.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/GSA Crossroads EV competition 3.jpgAt Green Street Academy, supported by Constellation, students built electric vehicles and raced them.
PECO’s Mike Innocenzo presents $500,000 to Drexel University.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/Check 1.jpgPECO’s Mike Innocenzo presents $500,000 to Drexel University.
School STEM trip: 350 Von Steuben High School freshman visit the Illinois Institute of Technology for special college tours, part of an Exelon sponsorship.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/DSC_3448.jpgSchool STEM trip: 350 Von Steuben High School freshman visit the Illinois Institute of Technology for special college tours, part of an Exelon sponsorship.
Student from winning team Sonic Doom races toward finish line during the first annual ComEd Icebox Derby of cars made from old refrigerators.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/JWS_8660 fixed 5x7.jpgStudent from winning team Sonic Doom races toward finish line during the first annual ComEd Icebox Derby of cars made from old refrigerators.
Two members of team ChillCrew install the wiring on the car they’re making out of an old refrigerator during the 2014 ComEd Icebox Derby.http://www.exeloncorp.com/newsroom/PublishingImages/STEM/non-rollup.jpgTwo members of team ChillCrew install the wiring on the car they’re making out of an old refrigerator during the 2014 ComEd Icebox Derby.

​STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math education.

According to the National Center for College and Career Transitions, about 20 percent of careers - in fact, many of the fastest growing ones - require proficiency in STEM. Just as important, all workplaces are being transformed by technology, making at least some knowledge of these subjects essential for everyone.

But the number of students pursuing STEM education today is far too low. One of Exelon's most important commitments is funding for STEM programs in schools. We believe it's an investment in our communities and our future workforce.

Giving students the tools necessary to succeed in a 21st century economy.

Through our partnership with workforce development groups, Exelon is strengthening STEM education and opening doors to energy industry careers.

We also have long-standing partnerships with select middle schools, high schools and youth organizations in underrepresented communities within our service territories. We provide mentorship, resources and education support, knowing this is where a diverse, innovative workforce of the future begins.

There are STEM initiatives throughout the Exelon family of companies.

Exelon and the Illinois Institute of Technology have created a $1.2 million partnership with the Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, a Chicago public high school. This unique school-wide STEM program allows qualified students to earn college credits at a four-year university at no cost beginning in the 2015-2016 school year.

ComEd launched the Icebox Derby with participants from Girls4Science, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Urban League. Teams transformed old refrigerators into electric cars, then raced those cars for the Icebox Derby STEM Cup and other prizes. Young women, ages 13-18, worked with mentors - all ComEd technical experts - and learned how STEM can be fun and have real-world applications.

BGE hosts on-site education workshops for the Higher Achievement Afterschool Academy. Higher Achievement scholars travel to the BGE training facility to learn about careers in the energy business, including a "day in the life" of a line worker. In addition to educational sessions, we also help students build their own generators. It's an unforgettable experience and great exposure to STEM-based career paths.

Constellation's E2 Energy to Educate grant program funds a variety of STEM projects. They're hands-on, energy focused projects that reach 7,000 students across the country. One example: Green Street Academy in Baltimore, focused on new electric vehicle and photovoltaic technologies. This team-based after-school program inspired students to think differently about energy - and themselves.

PECO and Drexel University have developed robust STEM programs for students in West Philadelphia. The program - called the Drexel Exelon Foundation/PECO Community Education Collaborative - began with a $1 million grant and will receive new life thanks to an additional $500,000. Its focus is on two neighborhood schools, Morton McMichael School and Samuel Powel School. The program includes customized education plans for every student.

Education in general - and STEM in particular - is a key focus at Exelon.

Since 2010, Exelon has given nearly $30 million to support educational programs that strengthen and enrich our communities. Because we're in the energy business, we are especially focused on programs that promote the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.

We hope to educate and inspire promising students - and develop future leaders.

 

 

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