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North Center hosts Energizing Student Potential Energy Fair at Belmont-Cragin Elementary

There’s no energy like that of student potential, and the students of Belmont-Cragin School proved it, scientifically! Belmont-Cragin School, our North Center’s Community Schools partner, hosted a science fair through Energizing Student Potential, a hands-on, STEM-focused energy program.

The first of its kind, Energizing Student Potential provides students in grades 5-8 the opportunity to explore energy in STEM, and to share their knowledge with the local community. Each of the 120 participating Energizing Student Potential schools is hosting an Energy Fair for its community.

Alderman Gilbert Villegas, Commissioner Luis Arroyo Jr, State Representative Luis Arroyo, and ComEd’s Lizbeth Ramirez were all among the admirers of our students’ science projects.

The room at Belmont-Cragin was packed with informational exhibits for attendees to tour, featuring topics like:

  • Littering and Recycling
  • Hydropower
  • Natural Electricity
  • Solar Energy
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Wind Energy

About Energizing Student Potential

Energizing Student Potential (ESP) is an unprecedented collaboration of six energy companies serving northern Illinois and northwest Indiana to engage and encourage the future scientists and engineers who will make up the energy workforce of tomorrow. Working with the National Energy Education Development (NEED) project, ESP provides a full suite of programs that foster passion for science, technology, engineering and math in 5th through 8th grade students and provide teachers the tools they need to reach this goal. ESP will serve 120 diverse schools throughout the region within three years and produce measurable outcomes in advancing STEM. The collaboration includes the Exelon Foundation, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and BP.

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