BALTIMORE — Constellation today awarded more than $510,000 in E2 Energy to Educate grants to support hands-on student projects focusing on equity in energy, sustainability as a lifestyle, and a sustainable world.
Collectively, the 23 energy-focused STEM projects awarded grant funding will engage more than 20,000 students from sixth grade through college.
Selected projects, which span 12 states and the District of Columbia, include a food-to-energy program, a dive into decarbonizing the electric grid, an energy and sustainability game design challenge, and a look into how artificial intelligence can revolutionize the industry. For the complete list of winning projects, visit the E2 grants page.
“Giving back to our communities is foundational at Constellation, and we strongly believe that there is truly no better way to learn than through hands-on experiences,” said Jim McHugh, Constellation CEO. “Backed by Energy to Educate’s renewed focus on supporting environmental justice and eliminating socioeconomic barriers, we look forward to seeing these students excel and grow as our nation’s future leaders in the battle against climate change.”
“EcoRise is grateful for the opportunity to team with Constellation and excited to be a recipient of E2 Energy to Educate funding,” said Jenji Henson, director of Special Projects with EcoRise, one of this year’s 23 grant recipients. “At EcoRise, we strive to elevate student voices and advance student-led solutions to real-world challenges with programs focused on sustainability, climate justice, and green career pathways. The Constellation E2 Energy to Educate program helps us to advance this mission.”
The grant program is one example of Constellation’s longstanding commitment to foster workforce development with the goals of igniting STEM in young minds, creating an expanded, diverse talent pipeline, and eliminating barriers to economic empowerment, particularly in underserved communities.
Since its inception in 2010, E2 has provided nearly $5 million in funding for 186 projects that have reached more than 249,000 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 constellation.com/community.