Constellation today announced the recipients of its 2013 E2 Energy to Educate Grants program for student projects focusing on energy science, technology and education. Constellation awarded $310,000 in funding to 10 projects reaching more than 21,000 students, grades 6 through college.
Winning submissions included projects from schools and community organizations in Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. Student projects ranged in scope from conducting classroom energy efficiency audits to hosting solar-powered model car competitions to exploring new ways of reducing power demand in household appliances. For the complete list of winning projects click here.
"Constellation is proud to support student creativity and innovation through our Energy to Educate program," said Joseph Nigro, CEO of Constellation. "We congratulate this year’s grant recipients for their efforts in developing hands-on projects that explore energy issues."
Since its inception in 2010, Constellation’s Energy to Educate grants program has provided nearly $1.5 million in funding for student projects that have enhanced the understanding of energy-related science and technology issues for an estimated 81,000 students. Grant recipients are announced each year during American Education Week.To learn more about the program visit the Community Outreach section of www.constellation.com. About Constellation The Constellation family of retail electricity and natural gas suppliers ( www.constellation.com), are subsidiaries of Exelon Corp., and are leading competitive retail suppliers of power, natural gas and energy products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States. Constellation’s retail businesses serve more than 100,000 business and public sector customers, including more than two-thirds of the Fortune 100, and nearly one million residential customers. Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) is the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2012 revenues of approximately $23.5 billion. Headquartered in Chicago, Exelon has operations and business activities in 47 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. Exelon is one of the largest competitive U.S. power generators, with approximately 35,000 megawatts of owned capacity comprising one of the nation’s cleanest and lowest-cost power generation fleets. The company’s Constellation business unit provides energy products and services to approximately 100,000 business and public sector customers and approximately 1 million residential customers. Exelon’s utilities deliver electricity and natural gas to more than 6.6 million customers in central Maryland (BGE), northern Illinois (ComEd) and southeastern Pennsylvania (PECO).