March 4, 2022
Hi there, 👋

It is March! We hope your semester is going well and that you are continuing 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 LOTS of links to scholarships. ⚛️
Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy Applications are OPEN UNTIL 4/11/22!
We are excited to announce that applications for the 5th annual summer Exelon Foundation STEM Leadership Academy are now open! 🙌

The 2022 Exelon STEM Leadership Academy is a free, week-long, residential* program for 10th and 11th grade girls interested in STEM to learn from women working in STEM and other leaders; 👩‍🔬 explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy, and climate change; 🌎 and connect with like-minded peers. 💡 The Academy concludes with an energy challenge and a chance to win great prizes! Each participant will also receive an iPad to use for Academy activities and to take home at the end of the week. 

Past Academy attendees, please share with your friends and teachers! Although you’re not eligible to attend as students, we enjoy continuing to see you at STEM Days.

Applications are Due April 11, 2022, apply now!

*The 2022 Academy is being planned as a fully in-person experience. If public health recommendations dictate, the Academy may be held virtually. Applicants will be informed of any change to the program prior to accepting their position.
March 17, 2022
4:30 pm CT/5:30 pm ET
Exelon STEM Academy Virtual Visit with Fermilab
What are we made of? How did the universe begin? What secrets do the smallest, most elemental particles of matter hold, and how can they help us understand the intricacies of space and time?
Since 1967, Fermilab has worked to answer these and other fundamental questions and enhance our understanding of everything we see around us.

Join Exelon STEM Academy on March 17th at 4:30pm CT/5:30pm ET to meet scientists and/or engineers from Fermilab, one of the Department of Energy's laboratories, who will describe what a DOE lab is and the projects that they and other others participate in at Fermilab. Participants will be able to interact with these ladies during the question and answer segment of the event.
April 2, 2022
9:00 am CT/10:00 am ET
Exelon STEM Academy Earth Day Hands-On Event
What does environmental advocacy look like for you? What kind of advocacy is needed specifically for oceans, besides cleaning up the pollution? What other environmental factors impact ocean life?

Exelon STEM Academy participants will explore sound waves and how they impact ocean life on April 2, 2022 from 9:00 CT/10 ET - 11 CT/12 ET. You will receive all the materials to take part in the hands-on modeling and experimenting. You will also have time to write an Environmental Activist statement for yourself which could be added to your cover letter or Linkedin site.

The deadline for registering is March 21, so get those registrations in early!
Coming Soon
April's Environmental Justice Career Chat Panel
What is Environmental Justice? Why should we care about it and what can we do to support Environmental Justice in our community?

Watch your email for more information about this opportunity to learn from leaders in the Environmental Justice field.
 "I would like to pursue a career in environmental engineering and possibly do scientific research in various STEM fields."
"I want to become a biological sciences scientist and hold researches that will help better out environment. Eventually I would like to open a STEM school."
International Day of Women and Girls in Science Survey Results
"I would like to go into a STEM field. It fascinates me to understand the quantifiable relationships between all kinds of real world objects, such as with chemistry or statistics. I would always love to learn more about any aspect of STEM as I figure out what I want to do in the future."
We asked you the question,

"Who in your life encourages your interest in STEM?

"How do you see STEM playing a role in your future (career or otherwise)?"
You Answered:

My Parents/Grandfathers.
My Sister.
My Teachers
My Mentors
Journalists, Science Communicators, Friends

You Answered:
Science (5)
Technology. (2)
Engineering. (4)
Math. (1)
General STEM. (6)

Watch for full quotes in this newsletter.
"My older sister is the first college graduate in my family and is an engineer!"
Advice For The Next Generation Of Women In STEM by Moira Forbes
For the past four years Forbes and Audi of America sponsored the Audi Drive Progress Grant with Forbes "Idea Incubator". The idea of this challenge is to bring together young talent to solve challenges through STEM.

Moira Forbes, the President and Publisher of ForbesWomen, interviewed the young women of the first place team from 2019, to get their best advice on unlocking opportunities for the next generation of women in STEM. "From pushing past fear of the unknown to denying false stereotypes, their insights and lessons learned highlight what to expect for those who want to follow in their footsteps." Forbes 2019
"My sister and friends have inspired me to immerse myself in the world of STEM and have encouraged me to pursue my passions in STEM."
Show her the Data: Women in Data Science Worldwide Conference
SHOW HER THE DATA: Women in Data Science at DOE’s Lawrence Livermore National Lab is gathering March 7 to watch the national Women in Data Science (WiDS) Worldwide conference organized by Stanford University Livestream and enjoy programming including Lab-focused technical talks, mentoring breakout sessions, and a career panel. WiDS Livermore is an independent event hosted by LLNL Ambassadors, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work in the field of data science. All genders are invited to attend all WiDS Worldwide conference events.
International Women's Day and Smart Sister Finance
To celebrate International Women's Day, Smart Sister Finance will be hosting two free money and power Q&A sessions on March 8th.

Smart Sister Finance will be providing some practical, positive advice about how to get started on your financial journey and opening the discussion to the community to ask questions and celebrate your money wins. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is Break the Bias, so we invite you to share stories of overcoming bias in your career, compensation and wealth-building journey to benefit your sisters.

The morning session is from 8:00am to 10:00am MST.
The evening session is from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
 "Stem falls into the major I want to pursue in college and is how I plan to change the world. The tech field is in need of the female perspective to create innovative tech that works for all."
STEM Gems Summit: Women Empowering Girls
The 2022 STEM Gems Summit will take place virtually on Saturday, March 19, 2022. This annual event brings together girls, parents, educators, and mentors and exposes them to a wide range of STEM careers underrepresented by women. Attendees meet inspiring women in STEM, learn about their unique career journeys, and understand what it takes to pursue STEM careers.

Work hard. Be brave. Stay curious. Be a STEM Gem!
Stephanie Espy
"My Mother encourages my interest in STEM, and introduced me to the field!"
"I want to dive into energy research and tackle the climate crisis through my future STEM career."
If you're a current high school or college student, it's time to take advantage of scholarships to pay for college! We've compiled a list of scholarships to share with our students. These include scholarships specifically for STEM students, scholarships from Exelon operating companies and partners, and other external scholarships. ⬇️ 
American Nuclear Society Scholarship
The American Nuclear Society supports more than 50 college students each year through its Scholarship Program, awarding more than $140,000 annually. Applications for the 2022–2023 academic year are now available, and all ANS student members are encouraged to apply. Recipients will be awarded between $1,000 and $5,000, based on merit and financial need.

Check out Before You Apply for guidance throughout the application process. Completing the General Scholarship Application qualifies students for consideration for more than 24 ANS scholarships.

Students applying for the Incoming Freshman Scholarship or participating in a two-year associate degree program must submit their applications by April 1.
For more information, contact the ANS scholarship coordinator.
Hydropower Foundation Scholarship
Are you, or anyone you know, interested in the hydropower industry? This scholarship is for you!

All materials, including transcript must be emailed to, by April 15.
BP University Sophomore Experience Program 2022
Trading & Shipping - Sophomore Experience Program 2022
Do you have a strong interest in financial markets and trading? Are you interested in a career in energy? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, the Sophomore Experience program may be the perfect blend of your interests and an opportunity to learn about careers within Trading & Shipping at bp. This program is designed exclusively for university students expected to graduate between December 2023 - June 2024 and gives a deep dive into the world of commodity trading in the energy industry. Some of the highlights of Sophomore Experience include:
•    Exploration of bp’s energy marketing, origination, analytics and trading culture
•    Gaining experience through trading simulations, case studies, and presentations
•    Growing your network within bp
•    Engagements with bp executives and leadership development opportunities
•    Learning about the bp Summer Internship and Graduate Development Programs
•    After successful completion Sophomore Experience participants will be eligible to submit early applications to the internship program. If qualified, you will be invited to the formal interview process.

The virtual Sophomore Experience Program will start on Monday, June 6th through Thursday June 16th, 2022. The sessions will run 11:00AM – 1:00PM CST, Monday through Thursday.

Apply for the 2022 NEED Youth Energy Leadership Award!

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