January 14, 2023
Hi there, 👋

Happy New Year! If your resolution was to get more involved there's no better place to start. 2023 is the year of the rabbit and is all about returning to your roots. Come find ways to get involved with STEM that remind you about all the reasons you love it! Get inspired and get involved with all the STEM news that STEMINIST brings to you! This includes upcoming events, internships, and news about you and your peers.
The 2023 Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy is now open!
Who Should Apply?

  • Young women currently in 10th or 11th grade (Class of 2024 or 2025)
  • Young women who live in:
  • Washington DC
  • Maryland
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania: In the PECO service area of Philadelphia and its PA suburbs
  • New Jersey: In the Atlantic City Electric service area of southern New Jersey
  • Illinois: In the ComEd service area of northern Illinois
Academy Dates and Locations:

JULY 9, 2023 - JULY 14, 2023 

JULY 23, 2023 - JULY 28, 2023 

JULY 30, 2023 - AUGUST 4, 2023
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Upcoming Events that you don't want to miss!
Resume Building Workshop
January 19th, 2023 4:30-5:30pm CT/5:30-6:30pm ET
Join us for a Resume building session with NIU’s Coordinator of Professional Development and Training, Melanie Griegoliet. This session is useful to those who may just be starting their resume to those who may have had one for years. Join us in discussing the dos and don’ts in creating the perfect resume for you!
Just Vertical Discussion and Q&A
February 16th, 2023 4:30-5:00pm CT/5:30-6:00pm ET
Join us for a webinar with Just Vertical! Just Vertical designs and manufactures indoor gardens with the goal of increased sustainability and a greener planet. The company is part of Exelon’s Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i). Learn all about how they got started and participate in Q&A with the team.

To learn more about Just Vertical click here
In-person STEM events near you!
Widener University’s Engineering Camp in Philadelphia
Girls in grades 9-12 can explore engineering and computer science careers in a hands-on laboratory setting with women engineers from the Philadelphia section of the Society of Women Engineers and female engineering students from Widener University.
Saturday February 25, 2023
12pm ET to 5pm ET
Widener University Chester, PA
Teen STEM Café: The Science of Steelpan
NIU hosts monthly events at the DeKalb public library in Illinois that focus in different areas of STEM.

At the monthly Teen STEM Cafés, they discuss different STEM fields, related STEM activities and more! These events are free and family members are welcome.
Thursday February 16, 2023
5pm CT to 6:30pm CT
DeKalb Public Library
309 Oak St, Dekalb, IL 60115
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academies have finished, but we are still enjoying hearing from participants...
STEM on the Web
Ordinarily Extraordinary - conversations with women in STEM
Stories from electrical engineer who has worked in the utility industry for over 28 years.

"I love to share stories of women working in different STEM areas at different phases their careers. We all have amazing stories to tell, and I’m out to share them…one story at a time."
Toshiba National Science Teaching Association ExploraVision -Competition
The ExploraVision competition for K-12 students aims to engage the next generation in real world problem solving with a strong emphasis on STEM.

ExploraVision challenges students envision and communicate new technology 10 or more years in the future through collaborative brainstorming and research of current science and technology.
STEM for Her is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, focused on the Washington, DC Metro area that promotes education to create awareness, excitement, and opportunities among girls and young women to pursue successful STEM-related careers.

STEM for HER is a great resource when looking for different opportunities for women in STEM. They offer scholarship opportunities, community events, online programs and more!
The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy Scholarship is a supportive and clear pathway from student engagement in the Exelon STEM Academy to entry into the energy workforce, ideally as an Exelon employee.

This capstone offering of a post-secondary scholarship opportunity to Exelon STEM Leadership Academy alumnae supports students with a scholarship to a two or four year educational institution.

  • Eligible STEM Academy alumni will be emailed application information.
STEM Scholarships for 2023
Do you see yourself going from high school to college? Visualize your graduation day and then your move in day to the college/university/trade school of your choice.

Do you need help to finance this vision?

We have compiled a list of websites that have scholarships that might fit you!
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