ComEd launched its fourth-annual Solar Spotlight program exposing African- American high school students from various

schools opportunities in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as part of its annual Black History Month celebration. The educational program is part of ComEd’s effort to cultivate the next generation of STEM talent in the communities it serves and create the workforce of the future.

Over 65 high school students participated in the two-day educational session and interacting with STEM professionals, including ComEd engineers and executives. Students received hands-on knowledge with solar energy technology and learned about STEM careers. Including this year’s program, more than 200 students have participated in the ComEd SolarSpotlight program for Black History Month.

Events took place at the Illinois Institute of Technology and at the ComEd Training Center in Bridgeport. WGCI radio on-personality Frankie Robinson emceed along with DJ Buckwild who provided the music soundtrack for both days.

Photo credit: Mary L. Datcher