Empowering Communities

ComEd Powers Up the Next Generation of STEM Leaders

September 22, 2016

Every day, teachers help cultivate tomorrow’s leaders. As a leader in the energy industry and with an eye toward its workforce of the future, ComEd is also focused on inspiring and educating tomorrow’s leaders. Through the ComEd Student Power program, these efforts come together – and create a lot of energy for students in northern Illinois.

For the last three years, Student Power has been providing teachers with free educational materials to engage students in third through 12th grades in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as language arts and workplace skills.

Student Power teaches about:

  • Smart grid and smart meters
  • Electricity generation and delivery
  • Energy efficiency in K-12 schools
  • Energy management at home
  • Careers in energy-related fields

The Student Power curriculum is available to schools in communities where ComEd has already installed smart meters . ComEd plans to install 4 million smart meters in homes and businesses in all northern Illinois communities by the end of 2018.

Learn what teachers and students from Chicago-based Charles W. Earle STEM Academy and Whitney M. Young Magnet High School have to say about their participation in Student Power.