January 5, 2024

Hi Rebecca, 👋

Happy January from STEMinist! Welcome to 2024, where a year of STEM wonders awaits! In this issue read all about our upcoming events and programs, read about our STEM Star of the month and more! Get inspired with all the STEM news that STEMINIST brings to you!

Upcoming Events that you don't want to miss!

All upcoming events are open to all high school students (and STEM Academy alumnae) in Exelon service areas.

Fireside Chat - All Things Sustainability

Thursday January 18, 2024

5:00-6:00pm CT/6:00-7:00pm ET

Join Sunny Elebua, Exelon’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, and Courtney Crenshaw, ComEd’s Senior Environmental Program Manager, for an engaging talk about energy, sustainability strategies, and what the future of sustainability looks like. Bring your questions for these two visionary leaders in energy!

Register here!

Skill Session - Learning about LinkedIn

Thursday February 1, 2024

4:30-5:30pm CT/5:30-6:30pm ET

Join us and embark on a journey to build a standout student profile that goes beyond the basics.

Uncover the essentials to craft an impressive LinkedIn presence that not only reflects your academic achievements but also highlights your skills, passions, and unique potential. Dive into effective networking strategies tailored for students. Discover practical and student-friendly techniques that will empower you to connect with professionals, mentors, and like-minded peers in your chosen field.

Register here!

The 2024 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is here!

NOW OPEN: Applications for the 2024 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy!

Love hearing all about the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy? Now is your chance to apply! Applications are officially open from now until April 11th, 2024.

The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is a free, week-long in-person event. Learn from women working in STEM and business leaders. Visit energy facilities, explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change!

For more information about the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy, please visit: Exelon Foundation STEM Academy (exelonstemacademy.org)


Click on the location below to get the flyer for the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy closest to you!





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Meet the STEM STAR of the month!

Nikita Agrawal

Meet Nikita, our stellar alumna from the 2022 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy! Bursting with energy and a contagious enthusiasm for all things STEM, Nikita has been a dynamic force at numerous events and programs since her academy days. Her playful spirit and knack for turning science into an adventure continue to inspire everyone she encounters!

More recently Nikita was invited by WGN-TV to discuss a project she has been working on. What started as a regular science project turned into something so much greater.

Want to hear more about Nikita's story?

Click here to read about her journey through the Academy and what inspired her research on wildfires!

Want to witness her inspiring journey firsthand? Click the link to watch the interview and delve into the extraordinary accomplishments that have garnered Nikita this well-deserved spotlight. Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate academic excellence and be inspired by your fellow Alumane!

CPS student's STEM project making an impact in the world of wildfires

A Chicago Public School high school student took the Science Olympiad to an entirely new level.

Click here to watch!

Scholarship Alert!

ComEd Future of Energy Scholarship

The ComEd Future of Energy scholarship provides students who are residents of Illinois with scholarship awards ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, to be used to cover college tuition and related expenses, in addition to the chance to pursue a ComEd internship where students gain direct career experience in the energy industry. To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be accepted into an eligible two/four-year college degree program, have a minimum 2.8 GPA, and submit an application.

Deadline to apply is January 14, 2024.  

Click to apply!

Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship application now open

Alumnae of the summer Exelon Foundation STEM Academy weeklong programs are invited to apply for the scholarship program covering up to the full cost of tuition and board for undergraduate studies.

Applicants must be alumnae of the summer academies, be graduating high school or currently enrolled in college, and studying in an eligible field.

Eligible students will receive a separate email with details on how to apply.  

Solar-Powered Gingerbread House Contest Announcement!

The Winner is...

We are thrilled to announce that Keira Seidman has emerged as the shining star of our Solar-Powered Gingerbread House Decorating Contest!

Their creativity and innovative use of solar elements truly set their creation apart. Congratulations to Kiera Seidman for bringing a burst of holiday cheer and sustainable magic to our contest. Thank you to all of our participants for making this event a festive success!

Looking for more fun and festive events throughout the year? Visit exelonstemacademy.org/stem-days/ to learn more.

Congratulations to

Kiera Seidman!

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