BALTIMORE (Nov. 13, 2023) — 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.
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.