June 3, 2022
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School is out or soon to be! The end of your semester and all the events that come with the beginning of summer are happening. Don't forget that we are here for your pursuit of all things STEM! Get inspired with all of the STEM news the STEMINIST brings to you, as well as upcoming events, internships, and news about you and your peers.
June 14, 2022
4:30CT/5:30ET- 5:30/6:30
Career Chat with Oluwaseyi Olaleye, CEO and Founder of Organic Harvest Digital
Olu was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. At the age of five, he emigrated to the South Shore neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago. Olu attended and graduated as valedictorian from Gary Comer College Prep. He received his B.S degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Currently, Olu is the founder and CEO of Organic Harvest Digital; he is an entrepreneur, food advocate and Afro-futurist!
Credit Cards and Credit Scores

Join Smart Sister Finance on June 29, 2022, from 4:30CT/5:30ET-5:30/6:30, to learn all about credit and banking.
Did you know your credit score is the key to unlocking opportunity? In this class, we will discuss:
  • How credit cards, bank accounts and all types of loans work
  • Why you should establish credit 
  • What actions positively and negatively affect your credit score

Bridget Jones is the Founding Sister of Smart Sister Finance and she believes strongly that money confidence unlocks your life choices. Bridget had a winding career that included working at the Goodman Theatre, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clif Bar, Potbelly Sandwich Works and Whole Foods Market. She now uses her experience to coach women on their personal finances and start-up businesses. Follow Smart Sister Finance on Instagram (smartsisterfinance) and LinkedIn (Bridget Jones) to learn more!
A third Smart Sister Event is being planned for September 14th - Investing Basics.
Join Smart Sister Finance on September 14th to learn how investing works.
To reach your goals you need to not just save, but invest your money too! 
Watch for details in July.
Websites in the Spotlight!
Women in STEM: Voices From Around the World
In the March 23rd "Women in STEM: Voices from Around the World" Forbes article, readers with strong interest in STEM education for women are told that they can rejoice in some major successes, such as "enrollment in university STEM programs has been steadily increasing since the year 2000, and more students than ever before are earning graduate degrees in these crucial subjects. From 2000 to 2015, the number of STEM master's degrees awarded increased by 88%, while the number of doctoral degrees increased by 60%". The article also documents special projects by women leaders in the STEM fields. Read the full article by clicking on the link below.
Are you an 11th or 12th grader deciding whether to schedule a science class for next year?
"If you’ve decided to be a doctor or engineer then you will already know you need to do a science. But if you’re in the 45% of students who don’t know what career they’ll end up in, you may want to study a range of different subject types to keep your options open. Science could be one of them."

Check out the article from The Conversation for advice about a career in science, because when you study science you begin to make sense of the world and that can open the door to new career choices.
Scientific literacy can help you determine if Kale is a superfood or just cabbage.
The Stem Gems Newsletter has many different STEM topics included in each edition. The newest edition has summer camp offerings for rising 6th - 9th grade girls. These are virtual, but come with loads of interesting adventures led by women leaders in STEM fields. Join with other like minded girls and enjoy a STEM filled week or two this summer.

To find out about these camps, go to the STEM Gem website and also sign up for their newsletter.
Do you like astronomy and photography? NASA is inviting students in grades 5-8 or 9-12, to join with them on line to learn more about eruptive star system Eta Carinae, and the dusty nebula in which it resides – the Carina Nebula. They will provide you with the background knowledge and the tools to photograph these and then they have two challenges for you. All entries are due July 31, 2022.
Are you in charge of children this summer? Do you have younger siblings that you need to keep busy? Are you working for a summer camp? Check out this website for STEM activities to do with younger children.
Eco Plants and your garden
Picture this, you and your family have decided to plant a garden or get some plants for your home to help with the indoor air quality. You go to your favorite store or garden center to pick out your plants and you are bowled over with the variety of choices. What do you do, where do you go for advice about the most eco friendly plants, how can you choose? Read the Blog from Shedstore "Growing plants that help the environment". Get the information to make good decisions and then get to planting!
Summer Vacation!!!
Do you want to know how to save energy at home while on vacation? Get the energy tips from the Poore's Propane Blog before you family leaves, and you might just have a few more dollars to spend on the boardwalk!
Some Scholarships are not available again until Fall of 2022, but there are still scholarship opportunities. We will continue to update the list. Check them out.
Exelon and our operating companies are sharing fun updates on social media! Be sure to keep in touch and follow us: