Nearly $6 million in grant funding awarded since program’s inception in 2010, reaching more than 290,000 students nationwide
Constellation (Nasdaq: CEG), the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy, awarded more than $500,000 in Energy to Educate (E2) grants for hands-on student projects. The grant program will enable nearly 25,000 students from middle school to college to pursue STEM- and energy-related projects and supports the company’s focus on advancing workforce development, equity and education by encouraging young people from diverse backgrounds to become involved in the clean energy transition.
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The University of Illinois Chicago's Energy Resources Center’s STEM Scholars program supports students in the pursuit of post-secondary education and careers in STEM. It is one of 24 projects nationwide to receive Energy to Educate grant funding through Constellation. (Photo: Business Wire)
After a rigorous review process, Constellation selected 24 projects from 12 states that specifically address equity in energy, sustainability as a lifestyle and creating a sustainable world. Winning projects include a hydrogen fuel cell training program, nuclear energy learning kits, wind and solar energy design build competitions and an effort to prepare high schoolers to educate local residents on energy conservation. Visit the E2 program page for the complete list of this year’s grant recipients.
“We are always inspired by the creativity and passion displayed by the schools and nonprofit organizations that apply for Energy to Educate funding, and this year is no exception,” said Kathleen Barrón, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Constellation. “As leaders in the fight to address the climate crisis, we are proud to support these grant recipients whose efforts include educating and serving communities historically underrepresented in energy-related fields.”
Among the 2023 winners is the University of Illinois Chicago’s Energy Resources Center’s STEM Scholars program, which supports students in the pursuit of post-secondary education and careers in STEM.
“Constellation's funding will enable our program to provide underrepresented, marginalized high school students with education on energy efficiency measures and hands-on experiences on how such tools help reduce utility costs,” said Johana Bedolla, program coordinator for STEM Scholars. “Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to educate their communities on energy-saving measures while gaining insights on the challenges of decarbonizing the grid, helping to inspire the next generation of professionals in the energy sector.”
Energy to Educate has provided nearly $6 million in grant funding reaching more than 290,000 students since the program was launched in 2010. Grant recipients are announced each year during American Education Week. Learn more about Constellation’s philanthropic programs here.
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A Fortune 200 company headquartered in Baltimore, Constellation Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: CEG) is the nation’s largest producer of clean, carbon-free energy and a leading supplier of energy products and services to businesses, homes, community aggregations and public sector customers across the continental United States, including three fourths of Fortune 100 companies. With annual output that is nearly 90% carbon-free, our hydro, wind and solar facilities paired with the nation’s largest nuclear fleet have the generating capacity to power the equivalent of 16 million homes, providing about 10% of the nation’s clean energy. We are further accelerating the nation’s transition to a carbon-free future by helping our customers reach their sustainability goals, setting our own ambitious goal of achieving 100% carbon-free generation by 2040, and by investing in promising emerging technologies to eliminate carbon emissions across all sectors of the economy. Follow Constellation on LinkedIn and Twitter.