Thanks to a generous commitment from Exelon Generation, thousands of girls across central and northeast Pennsylvania will attend STEM Expos in 2018, offered by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. The $30,000 donation from Exelon ensures that girls ranging from kindergarten through high school age can attend a hands-on, STEM-focused event free of charge.
On January 25, executives from Exelon and Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, along with girls from local troops, celebrated the partnership during a check presentation and STEM activity event offered at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Training Center on Atom Road in Delta. Employees from Peach Bottom's Women in Nuclear (WIN) and Three Mile Island's Women in Nuclear programs conducted activities for girls representing local troops.
Peach Bottom training staff conducted an emergency power outage simulation, in the Peach Bottom's Control Room Training Simulator, to show girls the complex nature of coordinating an emergency response. Site Vice President for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Pat Navin presented a check to Chief Operating Officer of GSHPA, Suzanne Moore, along with local girl scouts, representing Exelon Generation's support of the Girls GO STEM program.
The STEM Expos, coordinated by Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, will be held at three locations; Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport in February; East Stroudsburg University in March; and Millersville University in May. Each STEM Expo features dozens of activities provided by program partners that bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skill-building opportunities directly to girls.
Peach Bottom Senior Systems Engineer Larry Nace pictured with Jorga, his daughter and member of Troop 20365 of Glen Rock PA