Constellation, an Exelon company, is accepting applications for its 2017 E2 Energy to Educate grant program, which provides funding for student research projects focusing on energy innovation. Students in grades six through 12 can apply for program grants up to $25,000, and students in two- and four-year colleges can apply for grants up to $50,000. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1, 2017.
“As technology continues to transform our industry, we feel strongly about the importance of preparing a new generation for the energy opportunities and challenges that lie ahead,” said Mike Smith vice president, Exelon Generation, Innovation and Strategy Development. “Through Energy to Educate, we’ve provided more than $2.6 million for research and education programs that help to inspire students and build the science, math and technology skills they need to be successful in any career.”
In 2016, Constellation’s Energy to Educate grant program awarded nearly $400,000 to 17 projects and reached more than 35,000 students nationwide. Projects included installing luminescent solar concentrators, building electric vehicles, designing wind turbines, testing fuel cells and evaluating energy storage technologies.
To be eligible for funding, a project must be team-oriented, reach a minimum of 100 students and align with the following energy innovation themes:
- Energy in Transportation: From electric vehicles to compressed natural gas, how will new technologies fuel the future?
- Backyard Generation: In what ways can on-site energy generation improve efficiency and resilience?
- Energy Recycling: What if we could harness and reuse energy that would otherwise be wasted?
Constellation’s focus on energy education aligns with its parent company, Exelon, which was named among the nation’s 50 most community-mind companies by Points of Light. Exelon companies, together with Constellation, contributed more than $46 million to nonprofits in 2016 supporting education, the environment, culture and arts and community development.
Grant recipients are announced each year during American Education Week. To learn more about the program and application criteria, visit the Community Outreach section of www.constellation.com.