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ComEd ‘Solar Spotlight’ education program introduces high school students to STEM via the arts

For the past three years, ComEd has celebrated Black History Month by hosting a hands-on educational program designed to inspire African-American high school students to pursue careers in STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

Now in its fourth year, this year’s Solar Spotlight included an artistic component to encourage STEM via The Arts – ComEd added the “A” for art to STEM to create STEAM.

Watch the video below to see and learn more about Solar Spotlight 2017.

African American Tribune Solar Spotlight PhotosThe student participants and organizations who helped make this year’s program a success are:

Dunbar Vocational

High School; The Firehouse Community Arts Center;

Guilford High(Rockford);

Johnson College Prep;

King College Prep;

Mt. Vernon Baptist Church;

New Spiritual Light (Excel Academy);

People’s Church of the Harvest;

PUSH Excel;

Urban Prep Academies and

Westside Ministers Coalition.


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