Premier Sponsorship brings STEM activities to thousands of girls
January 26, 2018 (HARRISBURG, Pa.)– Thanks to a generous commitment from Exelon Generation, thousands of girls across central and northeast Pennsylvania will attend STEM Expos in 2018, offered by the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania. The $30,000 donation from Exelon ensures that girls ranging from kindergarten through high school age can attend a hands-on, STEM-focused event free of charge.
On January 25, executives from Exelon and Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, along with girls from local troops, celebrated the partnership during a check presentation and STEM activity event offered at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Training Center on Atom Road in Delta. Employees from Peach Bottom’s Women in Nuclear (WIN) and Three Mile Island’s Women in Nuclear programs conducted activities for girls representing local troops.
Peach Bottom training staff conducted an emergency power outage simulation, in the Peach Bottom’s Control Room Training Simulator, to show girls the complex nature of coordinating an emergency response. Site Vice President for Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station, Pat Navin presented a check to Chief Operating Officer of GSHPA, Suzanne Moore, along with local girl scouts, representing Exelon Generation’s support of the Girls GO STEM program.
The STEM Expos, coordinated by Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, will be held at three locations; Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport in February; East Stroudsburg University in March; and Millersville University in May. Each STEM Expo features dozens of activities provided by program partners that bring Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics skill-building opportunities directly to girls.
About Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania
Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania provides the character-building benefits of scouting to more than 17,000 girls across 30 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. The organization’s mission and long-term goal is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. For more information, visit www.gshpa.org.
About Exelon Generation
Exelon Generation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), is one of the largest, most efficient clean energy producers in the U.S., with a generating capacity of more than 35,500 megawatts. Exelon Generation operates the largest U.S. fleet of carbon-free nuclear plants with 20,300 megawatts of capacity from 23 reactors at 14 facilities in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Exelon Generation also operates a diverse mix of wind, solar, landfill gas, hydroelectric, natural gas and oil facilities in 18 states with more than 15,200 megawatts. Exelon Generation has an industry-leading safety record and is an active partner and economic engine in the communities it serves by providing jobs, charitable contributions and tax payments that help towns and regions grow. Follow Exelon Generation on Twitter @ExelonGen, view the Exelon Generation channel on YouTube, and visit: http://www.exeloncorp.com/companies/exelon-generation.