Exelon Generation promotes STEM education at all levels, and we were excited to support the next generation of energy employees on National STEM Day, Nov. 8. Our employees across the fleet regularly support STEM activities that invest in the future energy workforce.
Braidwood donates to Underwater Robotics Club
Braidwood Station recently made a generous donation to the Minooka High School Underwater Robotics Club for students to add a remote temperature monitor to their robotic submarine. Thisprogram helps students cultivate STEM skills and provides them the opportunity to build and apply their skills as they engineer complex ROVs for increasingly complex tasks. Read more: Braidwood Supports Minooka High School Robotics Team
Solving problems, working with people, and helping the world
Exelon Generation Senior Training Instructor Mark Rasmussen came to Byron Station in 1982 to help with the initial startup of the plant's two nuclear units. Thirty-five years later, Mark's daughter Suzy is busy with a nuclear startup project of her own – working as a Mechanical Field Engineer for Southern Co. on the new Vogtle Units 3 and 4.
"I think while we are moving towards a future where there are more females in tech and science careers, we are not where we need to be yet," Suzy said. "I volunteer so much because I want to show young women that having a career in STEM is more than beakers, lab coats and chalkboards. It's solving problems, working with people, and helping the world."
Read more in Like Father, Like Daughter: Two Generations Help Start Up Nuclear Plants on the internet.
The Younger Crowd
Nine Mile Point and James A. FitzPatrick site vice presidents recently joined Oswego City School teachers to kick off a classroom-to-home STEM literacy program sponsored by Exelon Generation investing in the workforce. "Being part of a STEM program that is focused on early introduction at the Kindergarten through 3rd grade level is truly exciting and where we need to be," said NMP Site Vice President Peter Orphanos.
Read more: Exelon Sponsored STEM Program Launches at Oswego City Schools