Along with Girls4Science, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana and the Chicago Urban league, ComEd launched the first ever Icebox Derby to empower young women to explore opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through a hands-on, challenging competition, where they work in teams to engineer race cars from old refrigerators.
After six long weeks of determination and hard work, 30 young women ages 13-18 raced their cars head-to-head with fellow competitors and competed in a series of STEM-related challenges.
Sonic Doom was named the official winner, followed by the runners-up, Chill Crew. Each Icebox Derby contestant received a $1,000 scholarship for completing the program.
Evanston’s inventors are Jasmane Quinn and Rachel Danhausen-Brun.