March 1, 2024

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Happy Women's History Month from STEMinist! In this March issue you can learn all about our upcoming events and programs, STEM on the Web opportunities and more!

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Celebrate Women's History Month!

The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is all about encouraging young women to pursue careers in STEM. This Women's History Month help us celebrate and honor women in STEM from the past, present, and future!

Listen to TEDx talk by Rohini Godbole on the Role of Institutions and Society in Gender Equity for Women in STEM. Dr.Godbole is a professor and researcher in High Energy Physics at IISc, Bangalore. A Padma Shri awardee, she is also a member of the Women in Science Panel of the Indian Academy of Sciences.

Check out our next upcoming event!

All upcoming events are open to all high school students (and STEM Academy alumnae) in Exelon service areas.

Women in Technology

Career Panel

Wednesday March 6, 2024

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

Join us for an inspiring virtual panel as we shine a spotlight on the incredible achievements and contributions of women in the world of technology. Our distinguished panel of accomplished women will share their unique journeys, insights, and strategies for success in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

Register here!

On a roll... 🎳

Thank you to all of our amazing alumni that came out to show off their bowling skills at our reunion events last month! It's always so exciting to get to connect with our Academy alumni and see all the wonderful things they are accomplishing after the academies.

To all of our wonderful alumni, if you weren't able to attend our recent in-person reunion and still want a chance to catch up and meet some new academy participants make sure you keep an eye on your email. Information for our Alumni dinners will be coming soon!

Scholarship Alert!

Exelon Foundation STEM Academy Scholarship

Alumnae of the summer Exelon Foundation STEM Academy weeklong programs are invited to apply for the scholarship program covering up to the full cost of tuition and board for undergraduate studies.

Applicants must be alumnae of the summer academies, be graduating high school or currently enrolled in college, and studying in an eligible field.

Eligible students have received an email with details on how to apply. If you are a STEM Academy alumni graduating high school this year or in college now and you haven’t received an email, please reach out to with your name and what Academy you attended.

Applications are due March 15th 2024.

Applications are open for the 2024 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy!


Love hearing all about the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy? Now is your chance to apply! Applications are officially open from now until April 11th, 2024.

The Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is a free, week-long in-person event. Learn from women working in STEM and business leaders. Visit energy facilities, explore sustainability, energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change!

For more information about the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy, please visit: Exelon Foundation STEM Academy (

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Meet the STEM STAR of the month!

Melanie Lobos Torres

This month we're delighted to spotlight the amazing achievements of Melanie Lobos Torres, a true trailblazer to both her school and her community. Through an overwhelming confidence and positivity Melanie is a true attestment to what the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy is all about.

Melanie is an alumna of the 2022 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy and more recently has been involved with the STEM Academy Mentorship Program as well as a STEM Academy Ambassador.

An excerpt from Melanie:

Hi everyone! I'm Melanie Lobos and I’m a freshman at Harper College, currently pursuing my associate in engineering sciences with future plans to transfer into a 4-year university.

As an advocate for all things STEM, I find immense joy in sharing my passion for women in STEM. Originally from Guatemala, I made the decision to move to the U.S without my family in November of 2021. Since then, the endless opportunities here have fueled my deeper involvement in STEM, like attending conferences around the U.S talking about my experience and advocacy.

My journey with the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy began in 2022 as a participant. Now that I am an alumna of the program it has led me to keep being involved as a mentor at the summer academy as well as a mentee in the STEM Academy Mentorship Program. I have also been involved as a STEM Academy Ambassador for the past 2 years. Exelon has been a doorway to fantastic opportunities, including networking events and impactful programs that have built my leadership and public speaking skills.

While at Harper, I have become involved in many extracurriculars. As Vice-President of the Women in Sciences and Engineering Club (WISE) at my community college I partnered up with Girls Who Code! We're gearing up for code challenges and tech events that promise to be both engaging and insightful. Recently I have been working to start a new club at my school with more details to come! I thank the Exelon Foundation STEM Academy for being part of my journey and this is just the beginning. I can't wait to see what the future holds.

STEM on the Web!

Women in STEM Across the Biden-⁠Harris Administration

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up nearly half of the country’s workforce – yet only 27% of STEM workers. In honor of Women’s History Month, the Presidential Personnel Office is proud to highlight the experiences of women in STEM serving as appointees across the Biden-Harris Administration. 

Click to read all about these wonderful women in STEM ranging from The U.S. Department of Transportaion to The U.S. Enviornmental Protection Agency!

Click here to learn more!

Pi is Women's Work: Celebrating Women in Mathematics

Click the button to watch the video from The Exploratorium celebrating Women in Mathematics.

With Pi Day falling on Women's History Month take the time to recognize all the wonderful women in mathematics who helped pave the way for Women in STEM today.

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