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2017 Icebox Derby Experience: Learning, Living, Loving STEM

September 19, 2017

Orange Flare won the STEM Cup at the 2017 ComEd Icebox Derby, which took place in August at Daley Plaza. Six teams of teen girls raced solar-powered electric cars and completed STEM challenges to win the STEM Cup, scholarships, and other prizes.

The ComEd Icebox Derby is an education program where teen girls work to transform old refrigerators from ComEd’s Fridge and Freezer Recycling program into solar-powered racecars. During the program that leads to an exciting race day, the girls make new friends and learn about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), as well as patience, a willingness to collaborate and the drive to try something new.

Watch this video to relive the memories of ComEd’s 2017 Icebox Derby.