November 4, 2022
Hi there, 👋

Happy November! Whether you're just starting high school or halfway through college, we are here for your pursuit of all things STEM! Get inspired by all the STEM news that STEMINIST brings to you! This includes upcoming events, internships, and news about you and your peers.
Upcoming Events that you don't want to miss!
Solar Gingerbread Houses
December 17th, 2022 3:00-4:30pm CT/4:00-5:30pm ET
Join us for a fun virtual event! We will be making interactive Gingerbread Houses to celebrate the holidays! Not only will this be a fun tasty treat, but it will also be a super innovative take on a holiday classic!

Hands-on supplies will be shipped in advance of the event.


What's going on this month?
November marks the full swing of the Holidays! Whether you're sipping pumpkin spice or already setting up the Christmas tree, here are a few things you can look forward to this month!

Click to see a list of a few holidays you may not have known about that revolve around STEM and sustainability!
Some energy saving tips to be thankful for...
With the holidays upon us it's more important than ever to ensure you're saving energy. We are here to help!

A blog post from Spark Energy linked below goes into detail on more energy efficiency tips around the holiday!
Scholarship Opportunity!
ComEd Future of Energy Scholarship
The ComEd Future of Energy Scholarship provides young adults who are pursuing a college and career path in energy with up to $10,000 in a scholarship designed to be used for college tuition and related expenses (room and board, books and fees). The top three to four applicants may also receive a summer internship offer, pending successful completion of the hiring process. 

Apply by November 30. 
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academies have finished, but we are still enjoying hearing from participants...
Left to right: Jillian Kouzmanoff, Dhruti Amin, Veronica Grieco, and Evelina Juarez
STEM on the Web
DOE’s Office of Science
DOE’s Office of Science Is Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Undergraduate Internships.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Summer 2023 term of two undergraduate internship programs offered by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science: The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. The application deadline is January 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. EST
Imagine Cup by Microsoft
Imagine Cup is a global technology competition for students aged 16+ hosted by Microsoft.

"The Imagine Cup is full of opportunities to gain new skills, access exclusive training, unlock mentorship opportunities, and have a chance to win great prizes and make a difference in the world."
Spotlighting Exelon STEM Scholars 2021 and 2022
I walked into college with super low expectations of dining hall food and campus events, but my experience so far has exceeded my thoughts! My first couple of weeks at UIUC have been super exciting as I got to explore campus and attend different events.
The difference between my high school schedule and college schedule was shocking at first, but I’m super appreciative to have only a couple of classes a day. I have so much more free time to go on walks with my roommates to explore the grocery stores, restaurants, and other buildings on campus. It was definitely hard to find friends when I first got on campus but, joining student organizations really helped and everyone is really nice. I’ve gotten used to being in college and developing a work routine, so it feels like I’ve been here for years when it’s really been 3 weeks. 
My first day was exciting. I was initially nervous about my first class but realized that this is something I am in control of, and everything would be fine. After my first class, I got super pumped for CS 2800 I had no idea what to expect and was so shocked when there were over 500 students in the auditorium taking the course. I’m excited to meet new people and learn new things. I feel like sophomore year is a brand-new start especially now that I have the knowledge and experiences of a full year under my belt.
Overall, I had a great first week of school. I have never felt this excited about my classes. I am taking math, computer science, physics, and a course on game theory. I am very excited for the CS courses because they aren’t only about coding and have new applications of what I’ve learned already. My most interesting class so far is game theory; It’s a mélange of logical strategies, a little history, and economics.
FAFSA launched Oct 1st for 2023-2024!
As of October 1st the new FAFSA form for the 2023-2024 school year has launched. To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The enrollment is open from Oct. 1st 2022 until June 30th 2023

There is limited amount of federal student aid, and it can sometimes be distributed on a "first come, first serve" basis, so it is important to fill out as soon as possible! Read more through the link below to see the steps to complete and ensure the best aid towards your future!
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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