BALTIMORE — Constellation today awarded more than $460,000 in E2 Energy to Educate grants for student projects focusing on energy science, technology and education. The grant program is part of the commitment by Constellation, and parent company Exelon, to give back to the communities where they work and live and foster greater interest in STEM programs.
The 18 hands-on STEM projects awarded grants will reach more than 19,000 students, in grade 6 through college.
Selected projects include building and racing solar-powered cars, a “Smart Gym” concept, summer camps exploring renewable energy, and game-based learning for STEM and energy concepts. For the complete list of winning projects spanning 10 different states and Puerto Rico visit the E2 grants page.
“Energy to Educate exemplifies our commitment to invest in the clean energy leaders of our future,” said Jim McHugh, Constellation CEO. “By supporting innovative, hands-on energy projects across our national footprint, we are empowering students to dive head first into STEM learning through the types of experiences that will inspire them for years to come.”
Since its inception in 2010, Constellation’s E2 grant program has provided nearly $4 million in funding for 141 projects that have reached more than 200,000 students and enhanced their understanding of energy-related science and technology issues. Grant recipients are announced each year during American Education Week. To learn more about the program, visit the community section of Constellation.com.