Socioeconomically-Disadvantaged Students Continue to Learn About STEM Directly from ComEd Leaders
WHAT: This weekend ComEd hosts its third immersive workshop as part of its HFS Scholars STEM Program and Energy Academy, a four-year program connecting socioeconomically-disadvantaged high school students to STEM subjects, specifically related to the energy industry, beginning in their freshman year. Since its launch in December, the students have been learning the intimate details of STEM fields including censors, coding logic, and other communication technology. As part of this weekend’s session, ComEd President & COO, Terry Donnelly, will participate in an Executive Mentor Session & Interview facilitated by Shay Bahramirad, VP of Engineering & Smart Grid, to share insights on STEM opportunities and encourage the students to use technology for societal benefits. Each year the students will build on a more complex curriculum from the previous year. This Saturday, the media will have the opportunity to speak with some of Chicago’s budding STEM leaders and what could be the STEM workforce of the future.
WHERE: The Art Institute of Chicago, Modern Wing Nichols Trustee Suite, 111 S. Michigan Avenue (Modern Wing Entrance is on Nichols Bridgeway)
WHEN: Saturday, March 2, 2019, 10:00am – Noon
WHO: The following will be available for interview after the Executive Mentor Session & Interview: · Terry Donnelly, ComEd President & COO · Shay Bahramirad, ComEd VP of Engineering & Smart Grid · Select student participants to discuss their projects B-ROLL/PHOTOS: Available upon request.
CONTACTS: ComEd Media Relations, (312) 394-3500; Jami Jacobs, Purple Group, firstname.lastname@example.org, (773) 463-3189
ON-SITE CONTACT: Micaeh Johnson, ComEd, micaeh.johnson@ comed.com, (312) 731-0241