February 2, 2024

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Happy February from STEMinist! Join us in celebrating Black History Month and Valentine's Day! In this issue read all about our upcoming events and programs, have some STEM-style valentine's day fun and more! Get inspired with all the STEM news that STEMINIST brings to you!

Check out our next upcoming Event!

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

Career Chat - Women in Technology 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!

STEM Academy School Year Programs Now Open to Young Men!

What is a STEMinist? You can be an environmentalist, you can be a feminist, you can be an activist, why not be a STEMinist? STEMinist is for all young people passionate about STEM!

The Exelon Foundation is excited to announce that we’re now offering programming for both young women and young men. High school aged boys are welcome to join us at any of our virtual or in person STEM events including hands-on sessions, fireside chats, and professional skills sessions! In summer 2024 we’ll be piloting the new Exelon Foundation Boys to STEM Academy. We look forward to expanding the program’s reach.

Applications are now 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 (exelonstemacademy.org)


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Meet the STEM STAR of the month!

Naomi Wilson

We're delighted to spotlight the outstanding achievements of Naomi Wilson, a true academic trailblazer. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, she has consistently demonstrated a stellar performance, showcasing not only her intellectual prowess but also her dedication to the pursuit of knowledge.

Naomi is an alumna of the 2019 Exelon Foundation STEM Academy and more recently was a recipient of the 2023 Exelon STEM Academy Scholarship.

An excerpt from Naomi:

My experience at Afrotech was beyond amazing. On my way to Afrotech, I set one goal for myself: network like crazy. I enjoy meeting new people and I presumed networking would be easy. However it was overwhelming. After I took a step back and focused on my goals, I got into a groove and networked. I was able to stop by almost every booth and talk to the numerous tech companies about what made their company special.

I am grateful for the unique perspective that Afrotech provides. Not only was I able to network with fortune 100 companies, but I was able to receive the perspective of African American experiences, which is important to me because of how strongly I self identify with my culture. After networking with all of the companies, I was able to produce three takeaways.

  1. Always quantify your resume.
  2. Create a strong brand for yourself.
  3. Articulate what you want from the company and the role, and exemplify why you would be a good fit.
What is Afrotech?

In addition to going to Afrotech this past November, I competed in the University of Maryland’s Nyumburu Cultural Center Miss Unity Pageant. I ran on a disabilities awareness platform, which is near and dear to my heart because my father is handi accessible and oftentimes the rights of handi accessible people are overlooked. After winning this pageant, I plan to continue to work hard and do my part to help advocate for accessibility and disability offices on my campus.

Want to hear more about Naomi's story and the other amazing scholars?

Click here to read more!

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 with your name and what Academy you attended.

Applications are due March 15th 2024.

In-Person Opportunity in Philadelphia!

32nd Annual African American Children’s Book Fair

February 2, 2024 from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The African American Children’s Book Project was created in 1992 to promote and preserve children’s literature written by or about African Americans. The annual African American Children’s Book Fair is one of the largest and oldest diverse children’s literary events in the country.

Click to learn more!

STEM on the Web!

Celebrate Black History Month!

The Exelon Foundation 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 the link below for an inspiring TEDTalk about The Power of Black women in STEM!

Click here to watch!

Want to work in the Wind Industry?

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is aggregating information on internship and apprenticeship programs in the wind industry to enhance visibility and accessibility for students and other jobseekers. This initiative aims to facilitate a more inclusive and informed approach towards wind industry workforce pathways, through highlighting potential opportunities to gain experience in the industry.

Click to learn more!


Loving Lovelace!

Ada Lovelace was an English mathematician and writer, known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.

She is better known as "The First Programmer" and made history as one of the founding women in STEM. Click the link below to hear more about her story.

Hear her story here!

Simple Circuit Valentine's Day Card

Looking to make your Valentine light up with joy this year? Try making your very own Valentine's Day card with a fun STEM twist!

Click here to read the blog post from Left-Brain Craft-Brain with step-by-step instructions on how to make your Valentine's Day a bit brighter this year!

Find the template here!

Exelon and our operating companies are sharing fun updates on social media! Be sure to keep in touch and friend and follow us:

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