After a two year COVID hiatus, we are bringing back our big summer STEM event! This year, we are evolving the Icebox Derby to become the EV Rally. Much like Icebox Derby, six teams of young women will work with ComEd mentors to build an EV race cart over four build nights. The event will culminate in a race this summer. The locations for the race as well as the build nights are still being finalized. Each participant who completes the program will receive a $2,000 scholarship and an iPad. The change to a more EV-focused event comes as our company focus is moving more towards clean energy and electric vehicles.
We will be recruiting 30 young women, aged 13-18, to participate. They can be in middle school or high school but they must be at least 13 by June 1 and no older than 18 on race day. Young women from anywhere in Illinois are eligible to apply.
The date of the big race is Aug. 6. This is the weekend between Lollapalooza and Bud Billiken.
The build nights are July 26 and 28 and August 2 and 4.
The race and the build nights will take place in Chicago.
The attached pdf can be shared with parents; please encourage young women to apply. Information about the event and the application are available at ComEdEVRally.com.
Please let me know if you have any questions. Looking forward to a great event this summer!