February 10, 2023
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Happy February from STEMinist! Help us celebrate our love for STEM, Black History, and more! 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.
Celebrate Black History Month!
The Exelon STEM Academy is proud to celebrate Black excellence in STEM!

February is Black History Month, and it is a great time to recognize and study the great work done by Black women in STEM!

Click below and read about both past and present impactful black women and help to encourage a future generation of Black women in STEM! 
Upcoming Events that you don't want to miss!
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
Paying for School - Informational Webinar
March 1st, 2023 4:30-5:30pm CT/5:30-6:30pm ET
Struggling with how to pay for school?
Join us for a webinar to learn all about how to navigate financial aid, the value of scholarships, finding, applying, looking for funds and more! We will discuss all the different tools you can utilize when paying for school and answer any questions or concerns you may have when it comes to paying for school.
Ocean Energy - Hands-on Webinar
March 21st, 2023 5:30-7:30pm CT/6:30-8:30pm ET
Interested in renewable energy? One of the largest areas of potential for large scale renewable energy in the US is off our coasts. The first offshore wind projects are underway off the east coast right now. If you’re interested in learning more about the science and engineering behind deploying energy resources in an offshore environment, join us for this hand-on session. This session will include hands-on activities that look at both ocean currents and ocean waves and how they impact marine renewable designs.
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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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
ComEd Future of Energy Scholarship
The ComEd Future of Energy Scholarship application is open for Illinois students in the ComEd service area.  The scholarship provides adults with up to $10,000 in a scholarship designed to be used towards college tuition and related expenses. The top three to four applicants will also receive an internship offer, pending successful completion of the hiring process.

For more information or to apply click below!
Volunteer oppurtunities near you!
Spring 2023 Celebratory 5K
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Suburban PA is seeking volunteers to help at our 5k and help support and instill confidence in our next generation of girls! The Girls on the Run girls look forward to the 5k all year and we are in need of about 100 volunteers to help make the event an amazing experience! If you are interested in volunteering and are 16 or older, please register at the link below.
Sunday, May 21, 2023
Starts @9:30am
Subaru Park Arena in Chester, PA
The Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academies have finished, but we are still enjoying hearing from participants...
STEM on the Web
Light-up Valentine's Circuits
Want a unique valentine card this year? Try making your own with a little bit of a twist!

Click here to see the blog post from Left-Brain Craft-Brain for a super cute DIY light-up card all by creating a simple circuit!
Hydropower Foundation Scholarship
The Julie A. Keil Women in Hydro Scholarship is an education scholarship program for women enrolled in an accredited college or university and majoring in a 
discipline relevant to entering a career related to hydropower.

The Hydropower Foundation also offers many other opportunities like their Hydro Think Tank competitions, career fairs and more!
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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