For Immediate Release
BALTIMORE (Sept. 9, 2017) – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) employees visited Mergenthaler High School today to discuss careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They visited with students studying engineering, construction, computer-assisted design (CAD), and automotive technology. This event is part of STEMtember, BGE's series of
Welcome Back to School activities throughout the month of September.
"BGE is committed to educating young people about careers in the energy industry," said Denise Galambos, vice president of human resources for BGE. "Specifically, careers in STEM offer exciting, innovative and challenging opportunities for students to pursue. We want to ensure that students in our central Maryland service area are prepared for and aware of the possible future job opportunities that may await them within BGE."
BGE's engagement with students at Mergenthaler today is just one of many efforts to provide mentoring and networking opportunities and other support for students throughout central Maryland. Among the many education-related programs that BGE supports are the
BGE Scholars Program, which provides scholarships for qualifying college students, BGE's
Smart Energy Interns Program, which provides summer job opportunities for qualifying students, and BGE's Bright Ideas Program, which will launch next week and provide grants to teachers within BGE's service area.
Other BGE or BGE-supported education programs include:
This week, BGE and its sister utilities within the Exelon family are highlighting STEM efforts as students across their respective service areas begin the new school year.
BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation's first gas utility and headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland's largest natural gas and electric utility. The company's approximately 3,200 employees are committed to safe and reliable energy delivery to more than 1.3 million electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. In the J.D. Power 2017, 2018, and 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Electric Service in the East among Large Utilities. In the J.D. Power 2018 and 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Studies SM BGE was ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Business Natural Gas Service among utilities in the East Region. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the nation's leading competitive energy provider. Connect with BGE on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, and engage with the latest BGE stories on bgenow.com.
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (or "BGE") received the highest score in the East Region of the 2019 Gas Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study and the East Large Segment of the 2019 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study of gas and electric utility customer satisfaction among business customers. Visit jdpower.com/awards.