Exciting news! Maryland Clean Cities Coalition member, BEVI, has been awarded a Constellation Energy to Educate grant to advance Youth Energy and Environment Service (YES) Corps 2013 summer internships. The YES Corps Program advances Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) electric vehicle education. BEVI will be working with the Electric Vehicle Association of DC (EVADC) and four Maryland universities – Johns Hopkins University, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) and Baltimore County (UMBC) to create paid summer internships and fellowships at the universities, and to encourage broader engagement of unpaid interns and high school students interested in participating. BEVI is actively pursuing collaborations with sisters states as well, including Virginia and the District of Columbia, to leverage these valuable resources to drive clean transportation and clean cities opportunities.
Constellation Energy’s award to BEVI follows an inaugural 2012 YES Corps program in which YES Corps summer interns began the critical work of mapping social media to stage EV education and outreach. That work will continue with the 2013 program, along with social entrepreneurship engagement to explore how to get more EVs into operation, and more communities EV ready.
Thanks to Constellation Energy’s progressive program encouraging clean energy outreach and education, including its interest in supporting electric vehicles and STEAM education. Special thanks also to the Maryland Energy Administration and our Clean Cities Coalition for being the springboard for these clean transportation programs, the incredible educators and thought leaders at our collaborating institutions and BEVI partners at EVADC. More to come in the new year.