BALTIMORE, July 30, 2008 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), a subsidiary of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG), today announced that 16 math and science teachers from across the United States and Hong Kong, including eight teachers from Maryland, participated in an education module, hosted by BGE, focused on generation, distribution and energy workforce development. The module is part of the Smithsonian Science Education Academy for Teacher’s National Sciences Resource Center (NSRC) summer program for fifth through tenth grade math and physical science teachers.
The day-long event began on Thursday, July 24, 2008 with a tour of the Crane Station Power Plant in Baltimore, MD, and featured a comprehensive look at the power industry from generation to distribution. In the afternoon, the teachers participated in a panel, led by BGE and Constellation Energy professionals trained in science, technology, engineering and math, at BGE’s Rutherford Business Complex in Woodlawn, to discuss current trends and issues related to workforce development in the energy industry. The teachers also participated in an interactive panel with current BGE interns to discuss the students’ science education experiences. The education module concluded with a celebration dinner at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, D.C., with a special presentation from keynote speaker Stephen J. Woerner, senior vice president of gas and electric operations and planning for BGE, on “Meeting Our Energy Needs Today and Tomorrow.”
“BGE is pleased to collaborate with the NSRC to help teachers better prepare their students for careers in the energy industry,” said Stephen J. Woerner, senior vice president of gas and electric operations and planning, BGE. “Like most businesses, we recognize how important these kinds of partnerships are in building our future workforce. We look forward to continuing to work with the Smithsonian to give teachers the tools they need to link science lessons in the classroom with science and technology career opportunities for their students.”
“BGE has afforded our teachers a rare opportunity to get real-world exposure to math and science career possibilities, a perspective that could never be duplicated in the classroom,” said David Marsland, co-director, professional development center, NSRC. “We are truly grateful for the time, energy and resources that BGE devoted to making this an invaluable experience for the teachers.”
This is the second consecutive year that BGE has participated in the NSRC program. BGE’s support of the NSRC is an extension of existing community outreach efforts intended to reinforce BGE’s longstanding commitment to the people of Central Maryland. More information about BGE’s community involvement can be found at www.bge.com.
BGE, www.bge.com, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.2 million electric customers and more than 640,000 natural gas customers in Central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,000 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Constellation Energy, www.constellation.com, a FORTUNE 125 company also headquartered in Baltimore with subsidiaries that generate, sell and deliver energy and provide other energy-related services to customers throughout North America.
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