May 3, 2024

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Happy May from STEMinist! Help us celebrate the graduating Class of 2024!

In this issue you can learn all about our upcoming events and programs,

STEM on the Web, opportunities, and more!

Get inspired with all the STEM news that STEMINIST brings to you!

Check Out Our Upcoming Events!

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Baltimore In-Person

STEM Day - Founding Fossils at The Peale

Saturday, June 8, 2024

12:00pm-2:30pm ET

225 Holiday St, Baltimore, MD 21202

Join us and experience history in a brand-new way! Visit the new exhibit at The Peale and explore this multisensory exhibit that will include 3D-printed versions of the fossils originally collected by the Peale's and early American leaders. Virgina Commonwealth University student and artist Anna Carter is sculpting various elements associated with the Founding Monsters comics, making the 2D drawings into a 3D tactile experience. The sculptures are 3D scanned and 3D printed to enhance the tactile aspects of the exhibit.

Virtual STEM Day

Career Chat - The Gaines Group Sustainable Architects

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

4:30-5:30pm CT/5:30-6:30pm ET

Interested in sustainability and energy efficiency? Green building design is the first step in creating, or renovating, our built environment to reduce energy use. In this interactive session, we’ll discuss Green Building Design and sustainable building methods – both conventional and unconventional. Learn what it takes to be an architect focused on sustainable design and how that translates from design through the build process. Also learn how we renovate existing buildings to reduce energy use through design.

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Virtual STEM Day

Zapping My Energy Use: Energy Efficiency at Home

Wednesday, October 2, 2024

5:00-6:00pm CT/6:00-7:00pm ET

Ever wonder how you use energy in your home and how you can reduce that usage? In this interactive, hands-on session participants will learn how to measure the energy they use at home and strategies for reducing energy. You’ll receive tools to measure your energy use including a Kill-a-Watt Meter to measure electricity usage of your pluggable devices. Learn how to read an electric bill and how to calculate cost savings. 

Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Mentorship Program

Wraps Up Another Great Year!

Thank you mentees and mentors for another wonderful year of our mentorship program!

Every fall we have the pleasure of welcoming a new group of mentees and mentors into our mentorship program. Participants met monthly to discuss different topics ranging from professional skills to women in the workplace.

Last month marked our last meeting until we begin again in the fall and we could not be any more grateful. Over 80 STEM Academy Alumni and Exelon employees dedicated time to make this program a success!

STEM Academy Alumni, watch your email inbox in August for information on the 2024-25 Mentorship Program.

Pictured above are some of our volunteers from our event with the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia.

Thank you volunteers!

For National Volunteer Month students from our Exelon Foundation STEM Academy program took part in volunteer events in the Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and D.C. areas partnering with organizations Friends of the Chicago River, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, and C&O Canal Trust. Along with Exelon employee mentors, students cared for the environment in many different ways including collecting litter, planting trees, and removing invasive plants. STEM Academy volunteers not only gave back to their communities and environment, but they got the chance to network and meet others interested in the STEM and energy industry.

Pictured above are some of our volunteers from our event with the Friends of the Chicago River. Read below for a short excerpt from Melanie Lobos who volunteered with us.

"April is National Volunteer Month, and along with Exelon employees and STEM academy alumnae, I had the opportunity to work with such amazing people at Friends of the Chicago River. Thank you, Gayle Littleton, for being the star of the event and Exelon for inviting me! 😁"

Pictured above are some of our volunteers from our event with

the C&O Canal Trust in D.C.

Thank you again to all of our amazing mentees and mentors who came out to volunteer with us across the Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and D.C. areas!

Congrats Grads!

5 Tips for the Graduating Class of 2024

May officially marks graduation season! We want to recognize the Class of 2024 and share some insightful tips from LinkedIn about what happens after you graduate college.

Click the link to read more and learn some great tips to help guide you after graduation!

Graduation tips here!

Four Trailblazing Women in Energy

The work that women do throughout the industry ensures that Exelon is the nation’s leading energy provider and that we continue powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities.

Click the link below to read all about these trailblazers and the inspirations and ideas that led us to where we are today.

Read more here!

Meet the STEM STAR of the month!

Samantha Booher

This month we're excited to spotlight the exciting achievements of Samantha Booher, a STEM Academy scholar who has displayed her knowledge and skills throughout her academic journey.

Samantha is an alumna of the 2019 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy and more recently was awarded the 2021 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship. We can't wait to see what she does next!

An excerpt from Samantha:

Hi everyone! My name is Sam Booher, and I am a Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).

Over these past two months, I had the privilege of completing my Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) in Melbourne, Australia. An Inter Qualifying Project is a seven-week project typically conducted during the third year of study, tackling issues related to science, engineering, and technology in society.

In Melbourne my team and I collaborated with the Port Phillip EcoCentre, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to addressing climate change through education and outreach. Our project focused on informing the EcoCentre’s strategic plan, through analyzing ecocentres worldwide, identifying patterns in survey data, categorizing partnerships, and conducting stakeholder interviews.

Over the course of seven weeks, I not only worked with the EcoCentre but also had the chance to explore various parts of Australia. I visited Tasmania, Cairns, Sydney, and Brisbane, experiencing unique activities such as snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, snorkeling the Tangalooma Wrecks, petting Kangaroos, Koalas, and Wombats, touring The Great Ocean Rd, watching the Australian Open, and so much more.

My time in Australia was not only an incredible adventure but also a valuable learning experience. I forged new friendships and created many memories that will stay with me forever.

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